Catalpa ovata G.

Don Chinese Catalpa

Deciduous tree to 10 m or so tall. Leaves to about 25 cm long, more or less triangular in outline, sometimes 3-5-lobed, base cordate, tip long-pointed. Flower clusters branched. Flowers whitish, to about 2.5 cm long, the throat with yellow and purple markings. Fruit capsules to 30 cm or so long and about 0.5 cm wide.


Relatively small tree. Flowers with yellow throats.

VIC: Grampians (Zumsteins).

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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Bignoniaceae
genus        Catalpa Scop.