Scientific name - Walt bignonioides Catalpa.
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.
Trees and shrubs
Tibouchina urvilleana - shrub, to 4 m high. Belong to the genus Tibouchina about 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of tropical America, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Ostrya carpinifolia - used as an ornamental species for gardens, parks and green street.
Ostrya is derived from Greek 'Ostrya', referring to the shape of bracts that protect the fruit.
Abutilon darwinii - ornamental shrub originating in S Brazil. In hot climates are grown as ornamental plants in parks and gardens in cold climates are grown in pots for indoor or greenhouse.
Aesculus hippocastanum - common horsechestnut
Aesculus hippocastanum - is used in parks and gardens, the tree line, solitary or in groups. The flowers are bees, and seeds contain starch, protein, tannin, saponin and edible oil, which can be manufactured soap, technical oil, glue, medicines. Species not produce forest wood is of poor quality.
Nicotiana alata - perennial species, native to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The genus name 'Nicotiana' was given in honor of Jean Nicot of Villemain, French consul in Lisbon, which in 1560 sent seeds to France.
Laurus nobilis - on time and stay Greeks, laurel branches were used to make crowns for the heads of heroes, and to honor poets.
Tribulus terrestris - the old woman's teeth
Herbaceous annual, prostrata, with branches 80 cm long. Paripenat-compound leaves, 4-8 folio, oblong folio, 4.12 x 4 mm. Sepa 2-4 mm long. Petals 3.6 mm long. Stigma pyramidal-elongated. Blooms in May-September.
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958