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Bankapas (Thespesia lampas)

Bankapas (Thespesia lampas) is a species of plant in the Malvaceae, shrubs with erect and cylindrical stems, large trumpet-shaped flowers and bright yellow, three-fingered leaves, growing solitary in forests, agricultural land, karst slopes, dry landscapes and many sunlight.

T. lampas has erect stems, cylindrical in shape, slender, has branches and is whitish green or brown or red spots. Stems grow solitary and rarely form large colonies where each tree is spaced apart.

Dlium Bankapas (Thespesia lampas)


The leaves are three-fingered with a pointed tip, the base is rounded, the middle is the longest and the wings are two shorter, the margins are flat, the veins are compound, the upper surface is green.

The flowers are trumpet-shaped, five-part, bright yellow with uneven margins, the center at the end of the aisle is brown or dark red, the pistil has a long stalk, light brown with a white tip. Flower buds are oval in shape with a pointed tip.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Gossypieae
Genus: Thespesia
Species: Thespesia lampas

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