Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon
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General Information
DistributionNative to tropical Africa, planted extensively as an ornamental and shade tree throughout the tropics.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.
















Habit
Trees 7-25 m tall.
Leaves
Leaves odd pinnately compound with 3-19 leaflets, these elliptic, 7-13 cm long, 4-7 cm wide, rufous tomentose on lower leaf surface, pseudostipules foliaceous, ovate to cordate, ca. 3 cm long, ca. 2 cm wide.
Flowers
Inflorescence branches and calyx rufous tomentose, calyx 4.5-6 cm long; corolla 8.5-9(-12) cm long, 4.5-5 cm wide at the mouth.
Fruit
Capsules 17-25 cm long, 3.5-7 cm in diameter.
Chromosomes
2n = 26, 36, 38.