Pterospermum acerifolium Willd.

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Pterospermum acerifolium
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pterospermum acerifolium (L.) Willd.
  • Common name : Dinnerplate Tree
  • Vernacular name : Muchukunda (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 1327, R.R. RAO 450
  • Key identification features : A large tree. Leaves are simple, alternate, stipulate and palmately-ribbed. Flowers are in axillary fascicles. Sepals are thick, strap-like and woolly. Corolla is white with a long basal tube and spreading free lobes. Fruit is angled and furfuraceous capsule. Bark greyish, rough and corky.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Flowers fragrant (Muchukunda).
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Cultivated
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore

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