Bignoniaceae facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTrumpet Creeper family
|Bigleaf Black Calabash (Amphitecna macrophylla)|
Bignoniaceae or the Trumpet creeper or catalpa family of the mint order of flowering plants. It contains about 112 genera and more than 725 species of trees, shrubs, and, most commonly, vines, chiefly of tropical America, tropical Africa, and the Indo-Malayan region. They form an important part of the tropical forest vegetation because of the numerous climbing vines. A few are found in temperate regions, notably the catalpa tree (Catalpa), the trumpet creeper (Campsis), and the cross vine (Bignonia).
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Bignoniaceae in Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore
Dolichandrone falcata in Hyderabad, India
Bignoniaceae flower, upper lip removed. Notice the didynamous 4 stamens and the style-stigma, all in dorsal position.
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