Taxon: Catalpa ovata G. Don

Genus: Catalpa
  Subgenus: Catalpa
Family: Bignoniaceae
      Tribe: Catalpeae
Nomen number: 9591
Place of publication: Gen. hist. 4:230. 1837
Name Verified on: 13-Jan-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Sep-2010
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed13)
  • Weed: (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Beijing, - Fujian, - Gansu, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Hebei, - Henan, - Hubei, - Hunan, - Jiangsu, - Jiangxi, - Jilin, - Liaoning, - Shaanxi, - Shandong, - Shanghai, - Shanxi, - Sichuan, - Tianjin, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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