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Bombax Linn., Sp. Pl. 511. 1753. Gen.Pl.ed.5:227.1754; Masters in Hook. f. Fl.Brit.Ind. l:349.1874; A.Robyns in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 33:84. 1963; Hutch., Gen. Fl. Pl. 2:532. 1967.

  • Salmalia Schott & Endl.

    Deciduous large tree, trunk and branches armed with prickles. Leaves digitately compound, long petioled and glabrous; leaflets 3-9, almost entire; stipules small, deciduous. Inflorescence axillary or subterminal, solitary or fasciculate, clustered at the end of branchlets; peduncle marked with 2-3 scars. Calyx leathery, cup-shaped, truncate, 3-5 lobed, deciduous and splitting irregularly, calyx tube with 2-3 scars. Petals narrowly obovate-oblong or elliptic-oblong, often pubescent. Staminal tube inflated, stamens numerous, multiseriate polyadelphous (mostly in 5 bundles), antipetalous; anthers rarely dithecous in the inner-most series of the filaments. Carpels 5, syncarpous; ovary-locular; style clavate, divided into 5 spreading branches at the top. Capsule dehiscing by 5 longitudinal valves, woody or coriacous, woolly within. Seeds smooth, globose.

    A small genus with 8 species only, distributed in tropical Asia and Africa. Represented in Pakistan by the following species.

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