Pyrostegia C.Presl

Greek pyr — fire, stege — covering, referring to the fire-like colour of the flowers.

Woody climbers. Branchlets with 6-8 ridges. Leaves with 2 or 3 leaflets, the terminal leaflet often modified into a 3-branched tendril. Flower clusters terminal or axillary. Corolla lobes tubular. Stamens 4, protruding from the flower. Fruit capsule linear.

Grown as an evergreen tendril climber with curved tubular flowers, ideal for garden structures.

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Flowers orange-red; petals held edge to edge in bud; anthers protruding slightly from flower tube.

2 species from tropical South America.

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         Pyrostegia venusta (Ker Gawl.) Miers