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Fernandoa adenophylla (Wall. ex G.Don) V. Steenis in Blumea. 23. no.1:135. 1976.

  • Bignonia adenophylla Wall. ex G. Don
  • Haplophragma adenophyllum (Wall.) P.Dop
  • Heterophragma adenophylla Seem. ex Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Spathodea adenophylla DC.

    A deciduous tree, 10-15 m tall. Leaves opposite, 20-30 cm long; pinnae rusty tomentose; leaflets 5-7, lateral, elliptic-oblong, 6-18 x 6-15 cm, entire, acute; rusty tomentose-brown (especially on the undersurface). Calyx 3-5-lobed, 20 -25 mm long, rusty tomentose. Corolla tube 35 mm long, tomentose on the outside, lobes subequal, obtuse. Style 3.5 cm long. Stigma elliptic, 5 mm long. Capsule not seen.

    Fl.Per.: November.

    Type: Wallich no. 6502(G, isotypes at P & K).

    Distribution: Native of Burma, the Andaman Islands, E.Bengal and Assam.

    Sparingly cultivated as an ornamental tree. The wood is elastic and is used for making bows in Burma, and also for furniture.


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