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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Genus: Peltophorum
Species: P. africanum – P. dasyrhachis – P. dubium – P. grande – P. pterocarpum – P. racemosum – P. venezuelense –
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Peltophorum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 21. Reference page.

Name

Peltophorum (Vogel) Benth. in Hook., J. Bot. 2(10): 75. 1840.
Type species: Peltophorum vogelianum Benth., nom. illeg. = Peltophorum dubium (Spreng.) Taub.

Synonyms

Basionym
Caesalpinia sect. Peltophorum Vogel, Linnaea 11(3): 406. 1837.

References

Bentham, G. in Hooker, W.J. (1840) Journal of Botany 2(10): 75.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Peltophorum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Peltophorum. Published online. Accessed: Jul 21 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Peltophorum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 21.
Hassler, M. Jul. Peltophorum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. Jul. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Jul 21 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names
čeština: Peltoforum
lietuvių: Skydmis
Tiếng Việt: Chi Lim xẹt
中文: 盾柱木属

Peltophorum is a genus of 5–15 species of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. The genus is native to certain tropical regions across the world. The species are medium-sized to large trees growing up to 15–25 m tall, rarely 50 m.[2][3]

Etymology

Peltophorum literally means "shield-bearing": from Greek pelt(ē) (πέλτη, "peltē shield"), with the interfix -o-, -phor(os) ("bearing") and New Latin suffix -um.

It is a reference to the peltate (shield-like) form of the plant's stigma.[4]
Species

The following species are accepted by The Plant List:[5]

Peltophorum acutifolium (J.R.Johnston) J.R.Johnston
Peltophorum adnatum Griseb.
Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Peltophorum dasyrrhachis (Miq.) Kurz
Peltophorum dubium (Spreng.) Taub.
Peltophorum grande Prain
Peltophorum linnaei Griseb.
Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) K.Heyne
Peltophorum racemosum Merr.
Peltophorum venezuelense L.Cardenas et al.

References

The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3.
Germplasm Resources Information Network: Peltophorum Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine
Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
Blatter, Ethelbert; Millard, Walter Samuel (1977) [1937]. Some beautiful Indian Trees (2 ed.). Mumbai: Bombay natural History Society. pp. 109–111. "The generic name Peltophorum means "shield-bearing" (from the ancient Greek word πέλτη [pĕltē] "a small light shield") and refers to the peltate stigma."
"Peltophorum". The Plant List. Retrieved 27 August 2015.

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