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  Tecomaria capensis
 
  Family: BIGNONIACEAE
  Citation:  Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach., Hist. Nat. Veg. 9: 137. 1840; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 211. 1982; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 526. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 603. 2009. Bignonia capensis Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap. 105. 1800. Tecoma capensis (Thunb.) Lindl., Bot. Reg. 13: t.1117. 1828.
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  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Cape Honey Suckle, Salmon tecomaria
  Description: An erect and scrambling shrubs, up to c. 3 m high. Leaves opposite; leaflets 5-9, 1-3 x 1-2 cm elliptic to suborbicular, acute to obtuse at apex, crenate, lateral nerves 4-5 pairs, with domatia in the nerve axils; subsessile. Flowers in terminal racemes. Calyx tubular, 5-toothed at apex. Corolla tubular, 4-5 cm long, red, rarely pale yellow, villous within . Stamens 4, didynamous, exserted, filaments 3-3.5 cm long. Disc fleshy. Stigmatic lobes flattened.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plants
  Distribution: Africa, cultivated and naturalised in many subtropical and tropical countries
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Orange
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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