Catalpa Scop.

First published in Intr. Hist. Nat.: 170 (1777)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Utah to Central & E. U.S.A., Caribbean, China.

Descriptions

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Trees with simple, petiolate, opposite or whorled leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, paniculate; calyx deeply bilabiate; corolla broadly campanulate, bilabiate, 5-lobed, the lobes undulate, the three lower ones longer
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 2, the others sterile or rudimentary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary oblong, the ovules multiseriate in each locule; disc annular-pulvinate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule elongate, slender, nearly cylindrical, 2-locular; seeds many, the two acute wings on each seed formed from fused hairs; body of the seed sometimes long silky-pubescent.
Distribution
A genus of 10 species, 4 in eastern Asia, 2 in eastern N. America, and 4 in the Antilles.
[Cayman]

Sources

  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0