Spathodea campanulata Beauv.

Common name

English: African Tulip Tree

German: Afrikanischer Tulpenbaum

Portuguese: Tulipeira do Gabão

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Scrophulariales (99)

        Family: Bignoniacea (19) (family description)

          Genus: Spathodea (1)

           Epithet: campanulata Beauv. (1)

Synonyms: Bignonia tulipifera Schum., Spathodea danckelmaniana Büttner, Spathodea nilotica Seem., Spathodea tulipifera (Schum.) G.Don

campanulata => bell-shaped

danckelmaniana => in honor or Alexander Sylvester Flavius Ernst Freiherr von Danckelman (1855-1919), German geographer and meteorologist

nilotica => in reference to the ethnic people and the Nilotic language of Kenya, Africa

tulipifera => tulip-bearing

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: orange

External links

Check for Spathodea campanulata at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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