Campsis Lour.

Trumpet Creeper

Greek kampsis — bending, referring to the curved stamens.

Deciduous shrubs, scrambling or sometimes climbing by means of aerial rootlets. Leaves compound, opposite and with a terminal leaflet. Leaflets more or less ovate-elliptic, long-pointed, the margin with prominent teeth. Flower clusters terminal. Calyx 5-toothed, leathery. Flowers large, trumpet-shaped and more or less 2-lipped,with 5 spreading lobes. Stamens not protruding. Capsule elongated; seed longwinged.

Climbing deciduous plants with clasping aerial roots; ovary with 2 chambers.

2 species, 1 from E USA and 1 from E Asia.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Bignoniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Bignoniaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Campsis radicans Lour.