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Peltophorum pterocarpum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae[1]
Genus: Peltophorum
(Vogel) Benth.
Type species
Peltophorum vogelianum
Benth. [nom. illegit.]
  • Baryxylum Lour.

Peltophorum is a genus of 5–15 species of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. The genus is native to certain tropical regions across the world. The species are medium-sized to large trees growing up to 15–25 m (rarely 50 m) tall.[2][3]

Blatter and Millard (1937) state:[4]

The generic name Peltophorum means "shield-bearing" (from the ancient Greek word ΄πέλτη΄ [pĕltē] "a small light shield") and refers to the peltate stigma.


The following species are accepted by The Plant List:[5]


  1. ^ The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3. 
  2. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Peltophorum
  3. ^ Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
  4. ^ Blatter, Ethelbert; Millard, Walter Samuel (1977) [1937]. Some beautiful Indian Trees (2 ed.). Mumbai: Bombay natural History Society. pp. 109–111. 
  5. ^ "Peltophorum". The Plant List. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 

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