Taxon: Catalpa speciosa E. Y. Teas

Genus: Catalpa
  Subgenus: Catalpa
Family: Bignoniaceae
      Tribe: Catalpeae
Nomen number: 9592
Place of publication: Gard. Monthly & Hort. Advertiser 17:181. 1875
Name Verified on: 14-Feb-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Feb-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • catawba  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • cigartree  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • Indian-bean  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • northern catalpa  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • western catalpa  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • prächtiger Trompetenbaum  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Missouri
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, - Kentucky, - Tennessee

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Virginia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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Check other web resources for Catalpa speciosa E. Y. Teas :


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