Tecomanthe Baill.

From Tecoma — a closely related genus, and anthe — flower; the flowers are very similar.

Evergreen climbing or scrambling shrubs with small glandular patches on the branch nodes. Leaves opposite. Leaflets 1-5. Flower clusters mostly on old wood, axillary or occasionally terminal. Calyx with 5 prominent lobes. Corolla funnel-shaped, straight or curved, slightly 2-lipped. Stamens 4, not protruding from the flower. Fruit capsules cylindrical or flattened, 2-valved; seeds with membranous wings.

Two species are occasionally grown: T. dendrophila (Blume) K. Schum. from New Guinea, the Moluccas and the Solomon Islands, with flowers 6-8 cm long and either pink with lobes cream and lined purple or pink throughout [T. venusta S. Moore]; and T. hillii (F. Muell.) van Steenis, Fraser Island Creeper, from coastal rainforest on Fraser Island and adjacent mainland areas of the Wide Bay District. It has pinkish purple flowers to 8.5 cm long.

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Flowers mostly axillary and with calyx teeth more than 5 mm long; stamens not protruding.

5 species from the Moluccas, Papuasia, Australia and New Zealand.

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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Bignoniaceae