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Stereospermum colais (Buch. Ham. ex Dillon) Mabberley

  • Bignonia colais Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
  • Bignonia suaveolens Roxb.
  • Heteropharagma suaveolens Dalz & Gibs.
  • Stereospermum suaveolens DC.

    Trees up to 15 m tall. Young shoots pubescent. Leaves imparipinnate, rachis up to 30 cm long, leaflets opposite, 7-9, lamina elliptic-ovate, 12-18 x 6-8.5 cm, acute or acuminate, oblique or cuneate, veins and undersurface lighter coloured, pubescent, densely so in young leaves, subsessile. Flowers dull purple to lilac. Capsule 20-25 x 6-12 mm, broad (immature).

    Fl.Per.: May-June.

    Type: Wallich Cat. No. 6501.

    Distribution: Reported by Parker, l.c. from the sub-himalayan tract from Rawalpindi district eastward. Not yet collected from our area but to be expected in the Punjar-Karot region of Rawalpindi.


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