Catalpa speciosa Warder

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Catalpa speciosa Warder

  • Description

    Species Description - Tree to 30 m, with well developed trunk; lvs broadly cordate- ovate or rotund, to 3 dm, distinctly acuminate, hairy beneath; infls to 2 dm; cor white, marked with 2 yellow stripes and faintly purple-spotted, the limb 5–6 cm wide; fr 2–5 dm × 1–1.5 cm, with a stout quadrangular placenta; seeds 2.5 cm, the wings rounded at the end and with a flat fringe of hairs; 2n=40. Alluvial forests; s. Ind. to Ark. and Tex., often cult. farther n. and e., and sometimes escaped. May, June.

  • Common Names

    northern catalpa