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Pakistan | Family List | Caesalpiniaceae | Schotia

Schotia brachypetala Sond. in Linnaea. 23: 39. 1850. Parker, l.c. 183.

A small ever green tree. Leaves paripinnate, leaflets 2-6 pairs, opposite, 3.7-6.3 cm long, oblong or obovate, coriaceous, glabrous. Inflorescence many flowered panicles from the old wood, flowers crimson. Calyx 1.5 cm long, 4-partite. Petals minute, covered by crimson calyx. Stamens 10, connate at the base, anthers much exserted. Pods c. 5 cm long, coriaceous, upper suture winged. Seeds few, arillate.

Distribution: A native of Natal; grown in gardens in Lahore.


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