7705.000 Bignonia L.

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or woody herbs and climbers. Leaves opposite, simple or compound. Flowers hypogynous, irregular, 5-merous; corolla large, campanulate, tubular; lobes shorter than the tube; stamens 2 or 4, inserted on the corolla tube and alternate with its lobes; disc often conspicuous. Fruit a capsule.

Derivation of name: after the Abbé Jean Paul Bignon, 1662-1743, court librarian to Louis XIV

Worldwide: Over 20 species native to the Americas

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Bignonia magnifica

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

callistegioides Cham.
capreolata L.
magnifica W. BullDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bignonia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bignonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bignonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bignonia
Wikipedia: Bignonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bignonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bignonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Bignonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2171, retrieved 29 September 2022

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