Tecomaria capensis

Tecomaria capensis

Tecomaria capensis

(Cape Honeysuckle)

FAMILY

Bignoniaceae

Species

Tecomaria capensis

Common name

Cape honeysuckle

Flower colour; life form

Orange-red; climber

Campus

Townsville

Description

This South African climber or scrambler can be found just outside DB 21 as well as elsewhere. It has dark green, glossy, compound leaves with 7-9 leaflets, the margins of the leaflets are coarsely toothed. The funnel-shaped orange-red flowers to 5 cm long, form large clusters, stamens and style exserted.