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Pakistan | Family List | Bignoniaceae | Millingtonia

Millingtonia hortensis Linn. f., Suppl. 291. 1781. Brandis, l.c. & Ind. Trees, 496.1906; Kanjilal, For. Fl.256.1901 & For F1.Siwal. Jauns. 303.1911; Talbot, For. Fl. Bomb. Pres. & Sind, 2:318.1911; Bamber, Pl. Punj. 7. 1916; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 378.1918; Blatter, Millard & Stearn, Ind. Trees, ed. 2, 106, t. 22.1954; R.R.Stewart, l.c. 669; J.Maheshwari, Fl. Delhi, 259. 1963.

  • Bignonia suberosa Roxb.

    Young shoots pubescent. Leaves 40-50 cm long; leaflets (3-)5-7 (-9-), ovate to elliptic-ovate, 23-40 x 12-35 mm, dentate to subentire, acuminate, cuneate to ± truncate, nerves prominent on undersurface. Panicles many-flowerd. Calyx cupular, c.2 mm long, truncate, lobes indistinct, persistent. Corolla tube cylindrical. 54-56 mm long, slender, lobes unequal, elliptic-ovate to oval, 6.5-12.5 x 5.6 6.5 mm. Stamens attached near mouth of corolla; filaments of longer stamens 10.5 mm; fertile anther cell oblong, 4 mm long, abortive cell linear, curved, c.1.2 mm long, staminodes filiform. Ovary linear-oblong, c. 4.5 mm long. Style filiform, exserted; stigma bilobed, lobes subovate, c. 1.2 mm long. Capsule not seen.

    Fl.Per.: Nov. Feb.

    Type: Described from SE. Asia.

    Distribution: Native of Burma & Malaya. Widely cultivated in the tropics and sub-tropics.

    The ‘Indian Cork Tree’ is occasionally cultivated as a roadside tree or along avenues. The flowers are fragrant and fully open at night. Does not set fruit here.


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