Bignoniaceae Juss. (The Bignonia Family) 5 species from the Bignoniaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.
English name(s) :
Maltese name(s) :
Maltese name not known
Status for Malta :
Persisting Alien. Introduced species for horticulture (flowering plants) or agriculture (herbs or fruiting trees)
usually within the last 2 centuries and persist after their original location or site is abandoned.
They do not widespread but usually remain as a single tree or a very localised population.
Data not available -
casual or short-lived in the wild from accidental garden or agriculture escape
Growth form :
Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: Nano-Phanerophyte ( small trees to large shrubs, usually <5 m )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)
Red List (1989) :
Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
June – September
Colour of Flowers:
Red or Orange
Not particularly toxic
Name Derivation :
capensis: of or from the Cape of Good Hope. (Latin origin )
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