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Macfadyena unguis-cati (Linn.)A. Gentry in Brittonia. 25:236. 1973.

  • Bignonia tweediana Lindl.
  • Bignonia unguis-cati Linn
  • Doxantha unguis-cati (Linn.)

    Leaves trifoliolate; lateral leaflets broad, lanceolate to ovate lanceolate, 3-5.5 x 10-20 mm, undulate, subacuminate, terminal. Flowers 1-2 axillary. Calyx cupular, c.10 mm long. Corolla broad, bright yellow; lobes spreading, throat minutely pubescent. Filaments of long stamens 25 mm long, base pubescent. Style c. 25 mm long, stigma 2-lobed, c. 1.5 mm long. Capsule up to 25 cm long.

    Fl. Per.: April and later in August.

    Type: Plumier, Pl. Amer. t. 94.

    Distribution: A native of Argentine & Brazil. Cultivated elsewhere.

    “Cats Claw” is an extensive and spreading climber. Has beautiful bright yellow short lived flowers. Propagated by stem cutting


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