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Published In: U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry Bulletin 142: 67. 1909. (U.S.D.A. Bur. Pl. Industr. Bull.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: April-May.
Type: Type: Described from China or Japan, not precisely designated.
Distribution: Distribution: Perhaps a native of China or Japan, introduced in Pakistan, America and elsewhere.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The tree is cultivated in gardens for shade. Immature follicles are filled with a brownish black fluid which is liberated and perhaps cause of dehiscence of premature fruits.
Illustration: Firmiana simplex (L.) W. Wight (Illustration)
Map Location: B-6 Peshawar Dist.; Peshawar Cantt. Garden, S.A.Khan s.n. April 1973 (KUH; PFI-B); ibid, Sher Ahmed Lodhi 243(RAW).


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A medium sized tree with smooth bark. Leaves with a glabrous, more than 10 cm long petiole; lamina orbicular, 10-25 cm long and broad, cordate, usually palmately 3-5-lobed; lobes ovate, acuminate, glabrescent above, somewhat velvety below. Panicle large, terminal. Flowers pale yellow, appearing after the leaves, pubescent; pedicel 2-4 mm long, articulate. Sepals nearly free to the base, linear-oblong, 10-12 mm long, c. 2 mm broad, completely reflexed. Staminal column c. 1 cm long, with 10 sessile anthers. Follicles 4-5, each c. 10 cm long, c. 3 cm broad, elliptic-ovate, veined, 2-seeded. Seeds adhering to margins, glabrous, smooth, 4-6 mm in diameter.
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