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

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

Other sources of information about Bignonia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bignonia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bignonia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bignonia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bignonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Bignonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bignonia
JSTOR Plant Science: Bignonia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bignonia
Plants of the World Online: Bignonia
Tropicos: Bignonia
Wikipedia: Bignonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Bignonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2171, retrieved 19 June 2024

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