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Pakistan | Family List | Bignoniaceae

Oroxylum Vent., gen. nov. 8. 1808. C.B.Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit.Ind. 4:337.1884; T. Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2:327.1905; Talbot, For. Fl. Bomb. Pres. & Sind, 2:306.1911; L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 4:2410.1919.

Small glabrous trees. Leaves opposite, 3-4-pinnate, leaflets entire. Flowers in terminal racemes, purplish to white. Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed, persistent; lobes inconspicuous. Corolla campanulate, unequally 5-lobed. Stamens 5. Disk present. Ovary bilocular, with many ovules. Capsule elongated, compressed and large, dehiscing septifragally. Seeds large, many, discoid, with a broad membranous wing.

2 species in SE. Asia, Indo-Malaya & S.China. Represented in Pakistan by 1 cultivated species.

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