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Catalpa Scop., Introd. Hist. Nat. 170. 1777. L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 2: 684:1919.

Deciduous trees. Leaves opposite, rarely whorled, simple. Flowers white, pink or yellow, in terminal panicles. Calyx campanulate, irregular or 2-partite in flower. Corolla tube short; lobes unequal. Fertile stamens 2, included; staminodes 3.Capsule linear, terete, dehiscing loculicidally. Seed with a tuft of hairs at each end.

11 species in S. America, W.Indies and E. Asia. Represented in Pakistan by 3 cultivated species.

1 Leaves 3-lobed. Flowers yellow, streaked orange within   Catalpa ovata
+ Leaves entire. Flowers white, streaked yellow within   (2)
2 (1) Leaves long acuminate. Calyx glandular   Catalpa speciosa
+ Leaves subacuminate. Calyx glabrous   Catalpa bignonioides

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