Liriodendron tulipifera L.

Common name

English: American Whitewood

German: Amerikanischer Tulpenbaum

Portuguese: Tulipeiro

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Magnoliales (18)

        Family: Magnoliaceae (6) (family description)

          Genus: Liriodendron (1)

           Epithet: tulipifera L. (1)

Synonyms: Liriodendron fastigiatum Dippel, Liriodendron heterophyllum K.Koch, Liriodendron integrifolium Steud., Liriodendron obtusilobum K.Koch, Liriodendron procerum Salisb., Liriodendron truncatifolium Stokes, Tulipifera liriodendrum Mill.

fastigiatum => fastigiate, with branches erect like the main stem, sloping

heterophyllum => bearing leaves of more than one kind

integrifolium => having leaves with unbroken smooth edge

obtusilobum => with obtuse lobes

truncatifolium => truncate leaf, ending in a transverse line, so that it seems as if the tip of the leaf had been cut off

tulipifera => tulip-bearing

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, orange, yellow

External links

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