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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 2017. Campsis radicans, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 28, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 28, 2017.

Geographic subdivisions for Campsis radicans:
Cult, escaping throughout CA-FP;
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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