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Campsis radicans

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Family: BignoniaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Shrub, tree [woody vine]; nectaries often on stem, leaf, calyx, ovary. Leaf: generally 1--3-pinnate or -palmate (or simple), generally opposite or whorled. Flower: bisexual, showy; calyx generally 5-lobed, 2-lipped or not; corolla funnel- or bell-shaped, 5-lobed, generally 2-lipped; stamens epipetalous, generally 4, paired, a 5th vestigial (a staminode) [or 0]; ovary superior, chambers generally 2, placentas 4, axile (or chamber 1, placentas 2--4, parietal), style long, stigma 2-lobed. Fruit: generally capsule, long, cylindric to +- round, sometimes flat, 2-valved. Seed: many, flat, generally winged.
Genera In Family: 81 genera, 827 species: generally tropics, especially South America; many ornamental (Campsis, trumpet creeper; Catalpa; Jacaranda).
eFlora Treatment Author: Lúcia G. Lohmann
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: CampsisView Description 

Habit: Woody vine; deciduous. Leaf: opposite, 1-pinnate; leaflets toothed. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal. Flower: calyx lobes unequal; anther sacs 2.
Species In Genus: 2 species: China, Japan, southeastern United States. Etymology: (Greek: curved, for stamens)

Campsis radicans (L.) Bureau
Habit: Plant +- 10 m. Leaf: blade 4--7 cm, elliptic or ovate. Inflorescence: flat-topped. Flower: calyx to 20 mm, tubular, yellow-green; corolla 5--8 cm, fragrant, red-orange; stamens exserted; staminode included, glabrous. Fruit: 10--20 cm, oblanceolate, not flat. Seed: 20--30 mm, linear; glabrous. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Roadsides, fencerows, abandoned fields, floodplain forests; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: Cult, escaping throughout CA-FP; Distribution Outside California: western, central, southeastern United States. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Possibly naturalizing.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lúcia G. Lohmann
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Citation for this treatment: Lúcia G. Lohmann 2016. Campsis radicans, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 06, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 06, 2016.

Geographic subdivisions for Campsis radicans:
Cult, escaping throughout CA-FP;
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