Catalpa ovata

Catalpa ovata

  • Catalpa ovata
  • Catalpa ovata
  • Flower name
    Catalpa ovata
  • Scientific name
    Catalpa ovata
  • Alias
  • 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",

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    C. ovata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typedeciduous, broad-leaved tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height1500.0 ~ 3000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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