Taxon: Chilopsis linearis (Cav.) Sweet

Genus: Chilopsis
Family: Bignoniaceae
      Tribe: Catalpeae
Nomen number: 10201
Place of publication: Hort. brit. ed. 1:283. 1826
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 08-Mar-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Mar-2001
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas, - Zacatecas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Englert, J. M. et al. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
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  • Foster, S. & C. Hobbs A field guide to Western medicinal plants and herbs. 2002 (W Med Pl Herbs)
  • Gentry, A. H. 1992. Bignoniaceae - Part II (Tribe Tecomeae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 25(2):24.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Henrickson, J. 1985. A taxonomic revision of Chilopsis (Bignoniaceae) (Aliso) 11:179-197.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. 1969 (F Ariz)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
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  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. 1966- (F Iraq)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. 1987 (F Utah)
  • Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. 1980 (F Baja)


Check other web resources for Chilopsis linearis (Cav.) Sweet :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Chilopsis linearis cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image