Radermachera

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Bignoniaceae
Tribus: Tecomeae
Genus: Radermachera
Species: R. frondosa - R. gigantea - R. pentandra - R. pinnata - R. sinica - R. xylocarpa

Name

Radermachera Zoll. & Moritzi

Vernacular names

Radermachera is a genus of 15-16 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to southeastern Asia. They are evergreen trees reaching 5-40 m tall, with bipinnate or tripinnate leaves, and panicles of large bell-shaped, white, pink, pale purple or yellow flowers 5-7 cm diameter.

The genus is named after Jacob Cornelis Matthieu Radermacher, the 18th century Dutch naturalist who cataloged much of the flora of Java and Sumatra.

Selected species

Radermachera frondosa Chun & How
Radermachera eberhardtii Dop
Radermachera gigantea Miquel
Radermachera glandulosa (Blume) Miquel
Radermachera hainanensis Merrill
Radermachera ignea (Kurz) Steenis
Radermachera microcalyx C. Y. Wu & W. C. Yin
Radermachera peninsularis Steenis
Radermachera pentandra Hemsley
Radermachera pinnata (Blanco) Seem.
Radermachera ramiflora Steenis
Radermachera sinica (Hance) Hemsley
Radermachera xylocarpa (Roxb.) K. Schum
Radermachera yunnanensis C. Y. Wu & W. C. Yin


Cultivation and uses

R. sinica has become a popular houseplant, grown for its decorative foliage.


Flora of China: Radermachera
Flora of Thailand: Radermachera species list
Radermachera eberhardtii (Bignoniaceae), a new record for Thailand Thai Forest. Bull. (Bot.) 31: 129–131. 2003 (pdf file).

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