1. Family: Bignoniaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tecoma Juss.
      1. Tecoma capensis (Thunb.) Lindl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Bignoniaceae, Sally Bidgood, Bernard Verdcourt, Kaj Vollesen. Cobaeaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Type
    Type : South Africa, without locality, Thunberg (UPS, holo.; microfiche!)
    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, sometimes somewhat scrambling, 1.5–7(–10) m tall, with pale brown bark.
    Branches
    Branches copiously lenticellate.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–25(–33) cm long.
    Petiole
    Petiole 2–7(–9) cm long.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets in 2–6 pairs, elliptic, ovate or ± round, 1.7–4.8(–8.5) × 1.3–3(–3.8) cm, rounded to cuneate at the base, crenate to toothed at margin, acute to rounded at the apex with the tip acuminate to mucronate or rarely retuse, glabrous or glabrescent above, glabrous beneath save base of midrib and nerve-axils; petiolules absent or up to 1.2 cm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 10–32 cm long.
    Peduncles
    Peduncles 7–20 cm long.
    Bracts
    Bracts mostly linear, 3–7 mm long.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 4–11(–13) mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–20(–23) mm long, lobed to ± halfway; lobes broadly triangular.
    Corolla
    Corolla orange to scarlet or rarely yellow; tube 2–3.5 cm long, 5-lobed, lobes 1–1.5 cm long, upper 3 joined above half way, lower 2 free, recurved.
    Anthers
    Anthers 3–5 mm long.
    Ovary
    Ovary oblong, ± 4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 4.5–13 (?–19.5) cm long, 1.1–1.4 cm wide, attenuate at both ends.
    Seeds
    Seeds ± rectangular in outline including the flat hyaline membranous wing, 1.3–2.1 cm long, 6–10 mm wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 5.6–5.9, p. 23.
    [FZ]

    Bignoniaceae, M. A. Diniz. Flora Zambesiaca 8:3. 1988

    Habit
    Many-stemmed shrub with scandent branches, 1.5–4 m. tall, or small tree up to 6 (10) m. high.
    Bark
    Bark pale brown, fissured; branchlets copiously lenticellate.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–25(33) cm. long; petiole 2–7(9) cm. long, minutely pubescent to nearly glabrous, subwinged; rhachis narrowly winged, puberulous; leaflets 2–6-jugate subsessile or with the petiolules up to 1.2 cm. long, leaflet lamina 1.7–6.8(8.5) × 1.3–3(3.8) cm., elliptic, ovate or subcircular, glabrous to glabrescent on the superior surface, glabrous on the inferior, except towards the base on the midrib and usually densely pubescent on the axils of secondary nerves; apex acute, sometimes rounded, acuminate or mucronate, rarely retuse; base rounded or abruptly cuneate, asymmetric; margins crenate to toothed; lateral nerves 4–8 pairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 10–32 cm. long.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle up to 18 cm. long; bracts 3–7 mm. long, linear-subulate, rarely foliaceous, caducous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 4–11 (13) mm. long, minutely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–20 mm. long, lobed almost to the middle or more; lobes broadly triangular, minutely pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube c. 35 mm. long, narrowly cylindric widening near the mouth, curved; corolla bilabiate, the superior lip with the lobes connate about halfway, suberect, the inferior with the lobes free, recurved, 5 lobes 10–15 mm. long, ovate, ciliate.
    Stamens
    Stamens more or less equal in length, adnate to the corolla tube up to above the middle; filaments pubescent-glandular at the base; anthers 3–5 mm. long; thecae connate more or less to the middle, slightly divergent below.
    Disc
    Disk 1.5 mm. in diam., lobed.
    Ovary
    Ovary c. 4 mm. long and 1 mm. across, oblong.
    Fruits
    Capsule up to 19.5 × 1.4 cm., flat, attenuate at both ends; valves smooth or rarely rugous.
    Seeds
    Seeds 6–10 × 13–33 mm. including the hyaline membranous wings, more or less rectangular in outline, numerous.
    [FTEA]

    Bignoniaceae, Sally Bidgood, Bernard Verdcourt, Kaj Vollesen. Cobaeaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Type
    Typus, Kenya, Kiambu District, Muguga, Hort. Greenway, 15 Feb. 1963, Greenway 10868 (K!, holo.; EA, iso.)

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Argentina Northwest, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Chad, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Southwest, Puerto Rico, St.Helena, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

    Tecoma capensis (Thunb.) Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bullock, A.A. [1001], Zambia Tecomaria capensis 17144.000
    Harris, T. [269], Mozambique Tecomaria capensis K000613344
    Harris, T. [272], Mozambique Tecomaria capensis K000613347

    First published in Bot. Reg. 13: t. 1117 (1828)

    Accepted by

    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Burger, W. & Gentry, A.H. (2000). Bignoniaceae Fieldiana Botany New Series, n.s., 41: 77-160. Field Museum of Natural History.
    • Arbo, M.M. (1999). Bignoniaceae Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 74: 361-374.
    • Gentry, A.H (1992). Bignoniaceae-Part II (Tribe Tecomeae) Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(II): 1-370.
    • Diniz, M.A. (1990). Bignoniaceae Flora de Moçambique 120: 1-35. Instituto de Investigaçao Científuca Tropical.

    Not accepted by

    • Britton, N. (1918). Flora of Bermuda: 1-585. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. [Cited as Tecomaria capensis.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. (2005). Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 51: 1-483.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Burger, W. & Gentry, A.H. (2000). Bignoniaceae Fieldiana Botany New Series, n.s., 41: 77-160. Field Museum of Natural History.
    • Arbo, M.M. (1999). Bignoniaceae Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 74: 361-374.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.
    • Diniz, M.A. (1990). Bignoniaceae Flora de Moçambique 120: 1-35. Instituto de Investigaçao Científuca Tropical.
    • Liben, L. (1977). Bignoniaceae Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi): 1-39. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
    • Britton, N. (1918). Flora of Bermuda: 1-585. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.

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