Genus Peltophorum

Author: (Vogel) Bentham

Morphological description
Trees , unarmed.

Leaves bipinnate, deciduous. Stipules lobed or branched, often persistent at anthesis, or small and caducous. Leaflets small, numerous, opposite.

Inflorescences terminal and/or axillary, simple racemose or paniculate; bracts present, sometimes caducous; bracteoles lacking (Peltoph pterocarpum infl 256097 ).

Flowers hermaphrodite, showy. Hypanthium very short or obscure. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Petals 5, yellow, more or less equal, imbricate, spreading. Stamens 10, free; filaments thickened and pilose at the basal part; anthers uniform, dorsifixed, longitudinally dehiscent. Ovary sessile or substipitate, 3-8-ovuled; style filiform, incurved; stigma prominent, peltate or capitate.

Pods oblong, hard, compressed, indehiscent, with a firm, wing-like extension on each suture, usually longitudinally striate, 1-6-seeded (racemosum Peltoph pod TFSS 10 ).

Seeds lenticular, compressed, exalbuminous.

A pantropic genus of about 15 species, three of them occurring in Malesia : Peltophorum dasyrhachis , Peltophorum pterocarpum & Peltophorum racemosum .