Pachira glabra Pasq.

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Pachira glabra

Picture: Fiona Smith
About 40 km from Livingstone along the Lusaka Road

Pachira glabra

Picture: Fiona Smith
About 40 km from Livingstone along the Lusaka Road

Pachira glabra

Picture: Fiona Smith
About 40 km from Livingstone along the Lusaka Road

Pachira glabra

Picture: Fiona Smith
About 40 km from Livingstone along the Lusaka Road

Pachira glabra

Lusaka
Feb 2018
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pachira glabra

Lusaka
Feb 2018
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pachira glabra

Lusaka
Feb 2018
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pachira glabra

Lusaka
Feb 2018
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Bombacopsis glabra (Pasq.) Robyns
Bombax glabrum (Pasq.) Robyns
Bombax oleaginum (Decne.) Robyns
Pachira oleaginea Decne.
Pochota glabra (Pasq.) Bullock
Common names:
Description: Small tree c. 3.5 m tall; branches sparsely stellate-hairy when young but soon becoming hairless. Leaves digitately 5─7-foliolate. Flowers usually solitary in the axils. Capsule c. 9 x 8 cm, ovoid, smooth, with many seeds embedded in whitish wool.
Notes: An escape in parts of tropical Africa, though not in the FZ region.
Type location: Of Bombax oleagineum: a cultivated specimen in a garden in Algiers; country of origin unknown, probably in tropical America.
Derivation of specific name: glabra: hairless
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical America.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Thursday 8 February 2018
Literature:

Wild, H. (1961). Bombacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 515 - 516. As Bombax oleagineum

Other sources of information about Pachira glabra:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pachira glabra

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pachira glabra
African Plant Database: Pachira glabra
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pachira glabra
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pachira glabra
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pachira glabra
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pachira glabra
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pachira glabra
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pachira glabra
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pachira glabra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pachira glabra
Ispot Southern Africa: Pachira glabra
JSTOR Plant Science: Pachira glabra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pachira glabra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pachira glabra
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pachira glabra
Tropicos: Pachira glabra


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Pachira glabra.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=164050, retrieved 17 July 2018

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