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Chinese parasol tree

Firmiana simplex (L.) W. F. Wigth

Family: Esterculiaceae

Name justification:
The genus was named after José G. de Firmian, governor of Lombardy in the 18th  century. 
Simplex, means simple in Latin.

Common name: Chinese parasol tree
Description: Small tree
Leaf: Decidious Broad Entire

Origin and distribution:
It is native from China and Taiwan. It is hardly ever cultivated in some regions of Spain: in the Northern, Central and Southern ones.

Location in the garden:
There are two specimens in the gardens of Méndez Núñez Monument.


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