Scientific Name - Campsis radicans (L.) seem.
Synonyms - Bignonia radicans, Tecoma radicans.
Popular names - common Trumpet Creeper, trumpetvine
Distribution and Habitat - originating in southern USA.
Description - vine, by 10 m long. Stem round in section, stalk brown, smooth. Leaves opposite, imparipenate, 7-15 leaflets, leaflets ovata, 3-5 x 1-3 cm, margins fine-toothed, green. Ovoid flower buds, red-orange. Flowers arranged in bouquets from axil branches, 5-20 flowers tubular, 6-8 cm long with five united petals, orange to red, calyx 1.5-2 cm red-orange. Blooms in June-October. Fruit capsule, 10-18 x 2-3 cm, green.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - partial-shade, but less blooms.
Demands - land rich humus. and permeable, sunny place.
Management - at the end of winter to cut the branches of a year to 2-3 buds and branches damaged by frost.
Propagation - by green seedlings, late summer.
Cultivars - 'flava' with yellow flowers.
'Minnesota Red' with purple flowers.
Properties and Uses - is often used as ornamental species, grown near the walls and trellises.
Curiosity - due to large capacity to adapt to any type of soil, this species can become invasive. An alternative for this species would be Campsis grandiflora, which grows more slowly.
Genus was created by Portuguese botanist João de Loureiro (1717-1791) in the 1790 Flora Cochinchinensis for Campsis grandiflora. Linne named species with Tecoma radicans and Thunberg gave the name of Bignonia radicans.
Trees and shrubs
Dasiphora fruticosa - deciduu shrub, native of Asia, grows on wet soils and wet rocks.
Evergreen tree, 15-20 m high. Leaves simple, alternate, coriacee, limb oval edge gear, 2.5-5 cm long, short stalks. Flowers arranged in dense corymb, hermaphrodite, pentamere, white, 1.5 cm in diameter, calyx of 5 SEPA. Fruit capsule, containing 10-20 seeds.
Angophora hispida Blaxell
Shrub or small tree, 4-5 m high. Gray-red bark at first smooth, exfoliating in due course. Leaves opposite, Sesia or short stalks, cordiform, 5-10 x 2.5-4.5 cm, pale green, pubescent. 3.7 flowers in a corymb, 10-15 cm diameter. Sepa free (dialisepal), green, petals free (dialipetal), white cream. Blooming in January. Fruit capsule.
Acacia sieberiana - tree, 3-25 m tall, rounded crown. Increase in savannah, in semi-arid regions of Africa, from 0-1850 m altitude.
Melia azedarach L.
Name the genre, Melia, derived from Greek and 'azedarach', the Persian word and means 'noble trees'.
Popular name: English: bread tree, Persian lilac, China berry; Nepal: bakaino, Tibet: smag sing.
Distrubuire - in Nepal at around 700-1700 m altitude village in Iran Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan and China.
Petunia hybrida - herbaceous, annual, used as an ornamental species in parks, gardens and terraces. Hybrid species derived from Petunia integrifolia and Petunia axillaris by Atkins in 1834.
Heliosperma pusillum - herbaceous perennial, native to southern Europe, grows on limestone ravines, from 1000 to 2500 m altitude.
Cyphomandra betacea - small tree, native of Peru and Chile, in tropical forests, at 700-2000 m altitude. It is grown in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and New Zealand for its edible fruit, or ornamental tree. Fruits can be eaten cooked or raw in salads and desserts. It is shown that the seeds and skin to be removed. Fruits contain protein, vitamin C and E, vitamin A.
Verbascum blattaria - Herbaceous biennial, glabra bottom of the stem and glandular hairs towards the top, grows spontaneously in the desert and the hot side of cultivated fields, rivers and channels, up to 800 m altitude.