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Catalpa bignonioides
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Walt bignonioides Catalpa.

Synonyms -

Popular names - the tree of cigarettes, tropetenbaum, kutuhlpa, Albero dei Cigars, Indian bean tree, Southern catalpa.

Distribution and Habitat - a native of south-eastern United States in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.

Description - deciduu tree, 3-10 m tall. Brown bark. Leaves long petiolate, cordiforme, 12-15 cm long, toothed Irregular edge on the lower green and pubescent. Panic inflorescence terminal, 15-20 cm. Corolla white, 4-5 cm. 2 stamens. Bilocular ovary. Blooms in May-June. Fruit cylindrical capsule, shuttle, 20-35 cm. Seeds wings, covered with short hairs.

Tolerances - adapts to any type of soil.

Requirements - prefer fertile soil and sunny exhibitions.

Properties and Uses - grown as a treernamental.

Curiosity - like Catalpa includes 11 species originating from temperate areas of Asia and America.

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