5024.020 Pachira Aubl.

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves large, palmate. Flowers very large, borne singly or in twos or threes at the ends of branches. Calyx persistent. Petals 5, linear. Stamens very many (200-700), united in a long tube below, separate above. Fruit a large heavy, woody 5-celled capsule.

Worldwide: 2 species, native to tropical America

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

Pachira glabra

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glabra Pasq.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Pachira:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Pachira
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pachira

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pachira
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pachira
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pachira
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pachira
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pachira
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pachira
JSTOR Plant Science: Pachira
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pachira
Plants of the World Online: Pachira
Tropicos: Pachira
Wikipedia: Pachira

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pachira.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1705, retrieved 23 May 2024

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