Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Stereospermum chelonoides  (L. fil.) DC.

Family: Bignoniaceae Genus: Stereospermum Species: Stereospermum chelonoides  (L. fil.) DC.






Synonym Stereospermum suaveolens (Roxb.) DC., Bignonia chelonoides L. fil, Heterophragma suaveolens (Roxb.) Dalzell & A.Gibson, Tecoma suaveolens (Roxb.) G.Don Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Padeli Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Yellow Snaketree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Padeli Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude 1500 M Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit a capsule, 30-60 × 0.5 cm, nearly terete, grey, lenticellate; seeds 3 cm long
Habitat Tropical and in moist deciduous forests Bark Type Exfoliating
Distribution Indo-Malesia. Bark Details Bark grey, exfoliating in flat scales; blaze dull yellow
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a large deciduous tree, 10-20 m tall, with velvet-hairy branches. Leaves are compound, 1-2 ft long, with 3-4 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets are 7-15 cm long, broadly elliptic, long-pointed. velvety on the underside, rounded and unequal at base, with 6-8 nerves, short-stalked. Fragrant flowers are borne in large lax panicles. They are 10-20 cm long, pinkish. Sepal cup is bell-shaped, 1 cm long, hairy, 3-5 lobed. Stamens are 4, remaining inside the flower-tube. Fruit a capsule, 30-60 × 0.5 cm, nearly terete, grey, lenticellate; seeds 3 cm long Leaf Details Leaves compound, imparipinnate, opposite, estipulate; rachis 150-450 mm long, pubescent, slender, swollen at base; leaflets 5-11, opposite; petiolules.

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