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Spathodea


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(African tulip tree; family Bignoniaceae)

A monotypic genus (S. campanulata, formerly S. nilotica) of evergreen trees which have pinnate leaves and large, red flowers in racemes. The pod splits into 2 parts. The seeds are winged. They are planted for their attractive flowers and occur in tropical Africa.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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