- Flower nameCatalpa ovata
- Scientific nameCatalpa ovata
- Place of originChin
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens
- Flowering seasonJune
What is Catalpa ovata
Catalpa ovata, yellow catalpa or Chinese catalpa (Scientific name: Catalpa ovata） is a deciduous, broad-leaved tree native to China, belonging to the family Bignoniaceae. The tree is 5-10 m tall and has grayish-brown bark with longitudinal lobes. The leaves are broadly ovate with three shallow lobes. In early summer, conical inflorescences grow out from the tips of the branches and produce numerous funnel-shaped flowers that are pale yellow with purple spots inside. The flowers are followed by a 30 cm long, slender capsule with a cowpea-like seed inside. The seeds are used to make the diuretic herb xanthosperm.
Common name: Catalpa ovata, scientific name: Yellow catalpa, Chinese catalpa, life form: deciduous broad-leaved tree, origin: China, tree height: 5-10 m. Bark: grayish brown with longitudinal lobes; leaf shape: broadly ovate with 3 shallow lobes; inflorescence: conical; flowering season: June - July; fruit shape: long and slender; fruit length: 30 cm; fruit type: capsule; uses: garden tree, flower wood, wood for printing, fruit as crude drug "shijitsu",