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Common name

English: Chinese catalpa

German: Gelber Trompetenbaum, Trompetenbaum

Mandarin: 梓 (zi)

Portuguese: Árvore-das-trombetas


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Bignoniaceae (19)(family description)

          Genus: Catalpa (2)

            Epithet: ovata G. Don (6)

Synonyms: Catalpa henryi Dode, Catalpa kaempferi (DC.) Siebold & Zucc., Catalpa nana Dippel, Catalpa wallichiana auct.

henryi => in honor of Augustine Henry (1857-1930); Irish physician, plant collector in China and botanist

nana => dwarf

ovata => oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base

wallichiana => in honor of Dr. Nathaniel Wallich (1786–1854), Danish surgeon and botanist who worked in India


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Catalpa ovata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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