Bignoniaceae  Juss., 1789 nom. cons.

pronounced: big-non-ee-AY-see-eye

the jacaranda family

Bignoniaceae jacaranda blossom, Sydneyare mostly found in the tropics, mainly in South America. Most species are woody, and many of them are climbers. Some are grown for their timber, and some as ornamentals and street trees. The leaves are nearly always opposite or whorled and are most commonly pinnately compound or more-than-once compound. There are no stipules. There are often tendrils used for climbing. The flowers are bisexual. The synsepalous calyx usually has 5 teeth or lobes; the sympetalous corolla also usually has 5 teeth or lobes and is sometimes 2-lipped. There are 4 stamens. A nectary disk is usually found round the base of the ovary. The fruit is usually a capsule with winged seeds, or sometimes indehiscent with wingless seeds.



Bignonia magnifica  - Glow Vine

Campsis X tagliabuana  - Trumpet Creeper

Kigelia africana  - African Sausage Tree

Kigelia pinnata (syn.)  - African Sausage Tree

Mansoa alliaceae  - Garlic Creeper

Pseudocalymma alliaceum (syn.)  - Garlic Creeper

Pyrostegia venusta  - Honeysuckle

Saritaea magnifica (syn.)  - Glow Vine

Spathodea campanulata  - African Tulip Tree

Tabebuia sp.  - Pink Trumpet Tree

Tecoma capensis  - Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma stans - Yellow Trumpet Bush

Tecomanthe hillii - Fraser Island Creeper

Tecomaria capensis (syn.)  - Cape Honeysuckle

Photograph © Donald Simpson 2008

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