Paulownia tomentosa Steud.

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PLANTAGINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Paulownia tomentosa Steud.
  • Common name : Empress Tree
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Planted
  • Key identification features : Deciduous tree, up to 20 m tall, branches horizontal. Leaves cordate, upto 30 cms long. Flowers trumpet shaped, lilac blue with dark spots and yellow stripes, fragrant
  • Native : China
  • Literature : K.M. Matthew 1999. Flora of the Palni Hills, South India-part 1: Polypetaleae. Rapinat herbarium St. Joseph’s College; Personal observation by K. Sankara Rao from Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Paulownia tomentosa. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.

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