Greek di — twice, stiktos — spotted, referring to the flat seeds looking like 2 rows of spots in the pods.
Woody vine. Leaves of 3 leaflets or 2 leaflets and a tendril. Leaflets entire. Flower clusters terminal. Flowers generally blood red, but may also be purple or white. Corolla tube-shaped and slightly 2-lipped. Stamens 4. Fruit capsule with thin, winged seeds.
Climbers grown for the large blood-red (rarely mauve) trumpet flowers.
Seed, softwood and semi-hardwood cuttings and layers.
Plant with 3-branched tendrils; corolla lobes short; anthers not protruding.
9 species from Mexico, tropical America and the W Indies.
Source: (2002). Bignoniaceae. In: . 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.
A hybrid, D. buccinatoria × D. laxiflora, with purplish flowers to about 12 cm long. [D. ×riversii hort.]