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Firmiana simplex
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Firmiana

Firmiana (parasoltree) is a genus of flowering plant in the Malvaceae family, formerly placed in the now defunct Sterculiaceae. Genus name honors Karl Joseph von Firmian.[1]

The genus contains about 16 species, including the following:[2]


  1. ^ "Firmiana simplex". Plant Finder. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Ya Tang, Michael G. Gilbert & Laurence J. Dorr. "Firmiana". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 24 March 2013.