Pterygota Schott & Endl.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves cordate, usually entire maybe lobed when very young. Inflorescence racemose or paniculate, axillary; calyx campanulate, 5-lobed to base, lobes reflexed at apex; petals absent. Fruit follicles, woody, sub-globose, long-stiped. Seeds many, with long and wide apical wing.

Worldwide: Species 20 in Africa and tropical Asia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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mildbraedii Engl.N

Other sources of information about Pterygota:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pterygota
Flora of Mozambique: Pterygota

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Pterygota., retrieved 17 April 2024

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