Taxon: Pterygota alata (Roxb.) R. Br.

Genus: Pterygota
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Nomen number: 101909
Place of publication: Pterocymbium 234. 1844 Jun (J. J. Bennett & R. Brown, Pl. jav. rar. 234. 1844 Nov)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Dec-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide L. J. Dorr, pers. comm. 2011)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Hainan, Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh ; Bhutan ; India
    • Indo-China: Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Malaysia ; Philippines

  • Cultivated


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