Stenolobium castanifolium D.Don

, Edinburgh Philos. J. 9(no. 18): 264 (1823).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Edinburgh Philosophical Journal. Edinburgh
9(no. 18): 264
Date of Publication
Oct 1823
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Hab. in Peruvian sylvis ad Huayaquil
Distribution Of Types
Peru (Western South America, Southern America)
Type Remarks
Pavon. (v.s. in Herb. Lamb.)


Don published the epithet as castanifolium and gave the etymology as … Folia simplicia, opposita, fere Castaneae. Some works correct the epithet to castaneifolium. However, for Chestnut Tree, the Greek name Kastanos (= Castanus (Latin)) exists. Don seems to have derived his epithet from Castanus (not from Castanea). Therefore, no correction is warranted.


Basionym of
Tecoma castaneifolia (D.Don) Melch., Ber. Deutsch. Bot. Ges. lix. 26 (1941).
Basionym of
Bignonia castanifolia (D.Don) DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 9: 145 (1845).
Basionym of
Tecoma castanifolium (D.Don) Melch.
Basionym of
Stenolobium stans var. castanifolium (D.Don) Seem., J. Bot. 1: 88 (1863).
Basionym of
Tecoma castanifolia (D.Don) Melch., Ber. Deutsch. Bot. Ges. 59(1): 26 (1941).