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Taxon: Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.

Genus: Spathodea
Family: Bignoniaceae
Nomen number: 35209
Place of publication: Fl. Oware 1:47, t. 27, 28. 1805
Name verified on: 30-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • African-tuliptree   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • flame-of-the-forest   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • flametree   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • tuliptree   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • tulipier du Gabon   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • afrikanischer Tulpenbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • bisnagueira   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • espatódea   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tulipeira-da-África   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tulipán africano   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • afrikanskt tulpanträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea - Bioko; Gabon; Rwanda; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Mayotte; Reunion; Seychelles
    Malesia: Singapore
    Australia: Australia
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Micronesia; Palau
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Niue; Samoa; Tonga; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands
    Caribbean: West Indies

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (07 October 2015)

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