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Bignonia corymbosa (Vent.) L.G. Lohmann

Family Name: Bignoniaceae
Synonyms: Phryganocydia corymbosa (Vent.) Bureau ex K. Schum., Macfadyena laurifolia (Kunth) Miers, Macfadyena orinocensis (Kunth) Miers
Common Name: Trinidad Pink Trumpet Vine
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Climber, Vine and Liana


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)
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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution South America
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A woody climber, it climbs by means of tendrils. 
Foliage The leaves are bifoliate and have a simple tendril, the leaflets are ovate to ovate-elliptic in shape. 
Flowers The purple flowers are arranged on short terminal or axillary panicles and has a spathaceous calyx. The flower corolla is tubular-funnelform in shape and opens up into 5 purple lobes, the upper 2 lobes are broader and united around the middle of its length, usually overlap while the lower 3 lobes are free. The flower tube is white, with dark purple striations fading into the length of the tube. 
Fruits The fruit is in a form of a lepidote linear-oblong capsule which splits to release brown 2-winged seeds.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Trellis / Arbour / Pergola

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Purple
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary, Terminal
Flower Symmetry Bilateral
Individual Flower Shape Funnelform / Funnel-shaped
Inflorescence Type Panicle

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Master ID 191
Species ID 1487
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Species record last updated on: 21 September 2020.