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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Indian Subcontinent to S. China and W. Malesia.

[FTEA]

Bignoniaceae, Sally Bidgood, Bernard Verdcourt, Kaj Vollesen. Cobaeaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Habit
Erect trees or shrubs.
Leaves
Leaves imparipinnate.
Leaflets
Leaflets with main lateral veins opposite, sub-opposite or alternate, domatia absent.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal lax panicle.
Calyx
Calyx campanulate or tubular, variously lobed.
Corolla
Corolla slightly bilaterally symmetrical, infundibuliform, 2-lipped, the upper lip 2-lobed, the lower lip 3-lobed.
Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, included.
Sporangia
Thecae divergent.
Staminodes
Staminode present.
Disc
Disk cupular to annular.
Ovary
Ovary of 2 locules with many ovules.
Stigma
Stigma 2-lobed, flattened.
Fruits
Fruit long, terete, often twisted; septum thick, cavity with alternate notches accommodating the ellipsoid seeds, the membranes of which are flush to the septum surface.
Note
A genus of 15–20 species in tropical Asia, Africa and Madagascar.

[FZ]

Bignoniaceae, M. A. Diniz. Flora Zambesiaca 8:3. 1988

Habit
Glabrous or pubescent trees or shrubs.
Leaves
Leaves opposite, imparipinnate.
Inflorescences
Panicles terminal, many-flowered large.
Calyx
Calyx campanulate or tubulate, irregularly 2–5 lobed.
Corolla
Corolla slightly zygomorphic, pink; tube infundibuliform, lobes patent.
Androecium
Stamens 4, didynamous inserted in the corolla tube, included; anther-thecae divergent; staminode 1, more or less developed.
Disc
Disk entire or 5-lobed.
Ovary
Ovary linear-oblong, 4-angled, bilocular.
Ovules
Ovules numerous, 2-seriate per locule.
Fruits
Capsule longly linear-cylindrical.
Seeds
Seeds numerous, winged, arranged alternately along both sides of the septum.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Jawa

Stereospermum Cham. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Linnaea 7: 720 (1833)

Accepted by

  • Lohmann, L.G. in Lohmann, L. G. (2006). Personal Communication on Bignoniaceae 1. Review Jan-Feb/2006 Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Botânica.
  • Fischer, E., Theisen, I. & Lohmann, L.G. in Kubitkzki, K. (ed.) (2004). Bignoniaceae The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 7: 9-38. Springer.
  • Zhang, Z. & Thawatchai, S. (1998). Bignoniaceae Flora of China 18: 213-225. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Diniz, M.A. (1988). 124. Bignoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 61-85. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Gentry, A. H. (1985). Bignoniaceae Flore du Gabon 27: 19-56. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 4, 2: 517.
  • in Linnaea 7: 720 (1832)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Linnaea, 7: 720 (1832).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Linnaea 7: 720 (1832)

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