Commemorating James MacFadyen (1798–1850) Scottish botanist and author of Flora Jamaica (1837).
Woody tendril climbers with swollen underground tubers. Leaves compound, composed of 2 leaflets and a terminal 3-branched tendril. Flower clusters axillary with 1-several flowers. Flowers with the membranous calyx irregular to spathe-like. Corolla more or less tubular. Capsule linear, flattened; seeds 2-winged. [Doxantha Miers]
Climbing plants grown for the spectacular coloured trumpet flowers and long seed pods.
Claw-like tendrils; flower lobes about half the length of the tube; spectacularly long fruit capsules containing papery seeds.
3-4 species from tropical America.
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.