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Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach, Hist. Veg. Phan. 9:137. 1840. L.H. Bailey, l.c. 3318; R.R. Stewart, l.c. 670; J.K.Maheshwari, Fl. Delhi, 261. 1963; A. Gentry,Fl. of Ecuador, l.c. 162.

  • Bignonia capensis Thunb.
  • Tecoma capensis Lindl.

    Shrub up to 2.5 m tall, semierect-scandent. Shoots minutely pubescent. Leaves opposite; leaflets 2-9, elliptic-ovate, lateral ones 20-30 x 10-21 mm, upper half serrate, acute-subacuminate, cuneate. Calyx 5 mm long, lobes broad triangular, margin pubescent. Corolla orange-red, tube 35-45 mm long, curved, pubescent within (near the base), base glandular. Stigma exserted. Capsule up to 7.5 cm long.

    Fl.Per.: Sept.-Jan. (Occasionally earlier in May).

    Type: Thunberg s.n.(UPS).

    Distribution: A native of S.Africa. Cultivated elsewhere.

    The ‘Cape Honey Suckle’ is frequently cultivated. Easily propagated by suckers in the rainy season


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