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Family Profile

Bignoniaceae

Family Description

A family of more than 100 genera and about 800 species, pantropic but particularly well developed in tropical America; five genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Deplanchea - A genus of five species in Malesia, Australia and New Caledonia; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Steenis (1929, 1977).

Macfadyena - A genus of about 4 species in the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America; one species has become naturalised in Australia. Stanley & Ross (1986).

Neosepicaea - A genus of four species in Malesia and Australia; two species occur naturally in Australia. Steenis (1977).

Pandorea - A genus of eight species in Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; six species occur naturally in Australia. Steenis (1977).

Parmentiera - A genus of nine species in Central and South America; one species has become naturalised in Australia. Steenis (1977).

Spathodea - A monotypic genus from tropical Africa, which has become naturalised in Australia. Backer & Bakhuizen van den Brink (1965); Steenis (1977).

Tecomanthe - A genus of five or six species in Malesia, Australia and New Zealand; two species occur naturally in Australia. Steenis (1977).

References

Backer, C.A. & Bakhuizen van den Brink, R.C. (1965). Bignoniaceae. In 'Flora of Java.' Vol. 2, (N.V.P. Noordhoff: Groningen.), pp. 534-542.

Stanely, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1986). Flora of south-eastern Queensland. Vol. 2, (Queensland Department of Primary Industries: Brisbane.), 623 pp.

Steenis, C.G.G.J. van (1929). A revision of the Queensland Bignoniaceae. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 41:39-58.

Steenis, C.G.G.J. van (1977). Bignoniaceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 8, (Sijthoff & Noordhoff International Publishers: Alphen Aan Den Rijn.), pp. 114-186.