Botanical name: Bignoniaceae
Botanical name: Bignoniaceae
Species of Bignonia
Pyrostegia are delicate climbers with tubular, trumpet-like flowers that are often orange or red in color and occur in clusters in winter and summer. In addition to providing a great winter display, they are also an excellent choice for covering fences as they grow rapidly by climbing tendrils. They thrive in tropical forests as well as arid regions but require moisture or shade in order to establish.
Eccremocarpus is a genus of five species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to western South America in Chile, western Argentina, and Peru. The species are evergreen semi-woody vines growing to 1 to 7 m tall.
Tree Jasmine has only one species, which is a tree native to South Asia & South East Asia. The tree grows to height of between 18 m and 25 m and has a spread of 7 to 11 m. The tree is evergreen and has an elongated pyramidal stem. The leaf is imparipinnate and resembles that of the neem. The white flowers come as large panicles which emit a pleasant fragrance. The fruit is a smooth flat capsule and is partitioned into two. It contains broad-winged seeds.
Trumpet trees get their name not from their overall shape, but rather from the shape of their flowers. More than just pretty to look at, trumpet trees are sometimes used as honey trees by beekeepers and are also cut for their lightweight but highly-prized timber.
In the United States, the trumpet vine is also known as trumpet creeper. This showy genus of creepers exhibits huge, trumpet-shaped flowers. Both species are easy to establish in a garden but require constant maintenance because they grow so aggressively. They can even damage buildings.
Oroxylum is a monotypic genus of flowering plant in the family Bignoniaceae. It can reach a height of 18 m. The large leaf stalks wither and fall off the tree. The pinnate leaves are approximately 1.006 m in length and comparably wide, borne on petioles or stalks up to 2 m in length. They form enormous seed pods – the fruits – are up to 1.5 m long that hang down from bare branches, resembling swords. The long fruits curve downward. The seeds are round with papery wings. Oroxylum is native to Asia.
China doll gets its Latin name from amateur botanist J. C. M. Radermacher. It was originally documented in 1882 by Henry Fletcher Hance, but under a different name. As the name suggests, it grows natively to China but has grown in popularity in many parts of the world as a houseplant because it is very easy to take care of.
Dolichandrone is a genus of flowering plants in the Bignoniaceae family.
Trumpetbushes is a genus of shrubs named because they frequently have trumpet-shaped flowers. They are mostly native to the Americas. In Mexico it is known as tecomaxochitl. It is believed that the wood from the shrub was used for bow-making by Native Americans.
Catalpass, or catawbas, are deciduous trees with large, heart-shaped leaves. Gardeners use them as shady ornamental trees, enjoying their flowers and hardiness. They are attractive to birds for their thick, protecting foliage. The wood is desirable for making furniture and other items.
Incarvillea is a genus of about 16 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to central and eastern Asia, with most of the species growing at high altitudes in the Himalaya and Tibet.
Calabash trees originate in Central and South America and grow naturally in coconut plantations. These trees have flowers and round fruits with hard, woody shells, allowing them to be used as containers. They can be used as lawn trees, especially in buffer zones around parking lots, on decks and patios, and in urban landscapes.
Epay is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae. They have large and showy flowers. It consists of 30 species of trees. Epay are indigenous from Central America to northern Argentina, Paraguay and Chile, with one species native to northern South America and the Antilles.
Bignonia are named after Abbe Jean Paul Bignon, who lived in seventeenth-century France and was the librarian to Louis XIV. This genus has been documented as far back as 1694. They are a kind of flowering plant, often on vines, which are native to the southern USA and South America.
Garlicvines are known for the garlic-like, pervasive odor that their leaves emit when damaged or crushed. Several species have long been used in traditional rituals to scare away malevolent spirits, while others have been used as an insecticide. Interestingly, some garlicvines plants can bear blooms in three different colors at once.
Spathodea are a genus containing just a single tree, their brightly-colored flowers are extremely popular amongst multiple types of hummingbirds. Unfortunately, this tree has also been known to kill insect pollinators with its chemical defences, and in many places, despite being popular as an ornamental, it is considered to be a harmful invasive species.
Pandorea are primarily woody climbing vines with leaves arranged in opposite pairs. The twinning vines produce clusters of tube-shaped flowers at the tips. The flowers have five petals fused together at the base. Pandorea produce small fruits containing multiple winged seeds after the flowering period.
Rhigozum is a flowering shrub or small tree which is native to the drier areas of Africa. It can grow to 3 m in height. This genus is characterised by branches which are short, rigid and twisting in angular directions.
Jacaranda are beautiful flowering trees. They grow quickly, displaying large canopies with very long, frond-like leaves. They are often planted where it is desirable to create some shade. Although native to the Americas, you will find this tree cultivated all over the world where the climate is tropical or subtropical.
trumpet flower tree
Desert willow grows in deserts, but confusingly is not a type of willow! This shrub comes from hot, sandy climates where it can often be found growing on riverbanks or in areas with seasonal water. Traditionally, the wood was used to make bows because its flexibility.
Markhamia is a genus of flowering plants in the Bignoniaceae family.