Pachira glabra Pasq.

First published in Rendiconto Accad. Sci. Soc. Borbon. Napoli 7: 18 (1868)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SE. & S. Brazil. It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. It is has environmental uses, as a medicine and for food.

Descriptions

Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: shrubland.
Vernacular
Cabeza de tigre, Yaigue
[UPFC]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: low confidence
[AERP]

Bombacaceae, H. Beentje (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3-6-foliolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, white or greenish, to 7 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 10-12.5 cm. long.
Distribution
Originally from South Americawidely planted in East Africa.
[FTEA]

Bombacaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

Morphology General Habit
Small tree c. 3–5 m. tall; branches sparsely stellate-puberulous when young, soon glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–7-foliolate; petiole up to c. 15 cm. long, stellate-puberulous or glabrescent; leaflet-lamina up to c. 19 × 8 cm., elliptic-oblong or slightly obovate-elliptic-oblong, apex acute, often mucronate, base cuneate, minutely and sparsely stellate-puberulous especially below or glabrescent, nerves in 14–20 pairs, slightly raised above, strongly raised below, looping within the margin; petiolules 0–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually solitary in the axils; peduncle up to c. 2 cm. long, stellate-puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 1·7 × 1·3 cm., campanulate, very shallowly lobed, sparsely stellate-puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pale green or greenish-white, 14–17 × c. 0·7 cm., linear, apex subacute, recurved in full flower, very finely tomentellous on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal tube 3·5–4·7 cm. long; filaments-many, c. 11 cm. long, attached just above the anther-base; thecae c. 2·5 mm. long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary globose, tomentellous; style c. 15 cm. long, pubescent at the base; stigma 5-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 9 × 8 cm., ovoid, smooth; wool whitish, not very copious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds many, c. 2·3 × 2 cm.; testa greyish or greyish-brown with c. 8 pale striations.
[FZ]

Uses

Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Flora Zambesiaca

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    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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