Greek ekkremes — pendent, karpos — fruit.
Deciduous and evergreen woody climbing shrubs with ridged stems. Leaves opposite, evergreen to semideciduous, 2-3-pinnate, the terminal leaflet a branching tendril. Flowers in clusters, slightly irregular, just forming 2 lips, yellow, orange or scarlet, the tube constricted at the base and tip and swollen on one side. Calyx 5-toothed, persistent. Stamens enclosed in flower tube. Fruit capsule ovoid to elliptic, seed winged.
Grown as tendril climbers for the brightly coloured trumpet flowers over a long flowering season.
Seed and softwood cuttings.
Cultivated species herbaceous; stems ridged; ovary with 1 chamber.
5 species from Chile and Peru.
Sandwith (1965), D'Arcy (1997).
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.