Sorting Bignonia names

Species on this page (
A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :

Bignonia corymbosa (Vent.) L. G. Lohmann

SYNONYM(S) :  Macfadyena corymbosa (Vent.) Griseb., Phryganocydia corymbosa (Vent.) Bureau ex K. Schum., Spathodea corymbosa Vent.

Bignonia diversifolia Kunth

SYNONYM(S) :  Cydista diversifolia (Kunth) Miers

FRENCH :  Bignone à feuilles diversifiées.

Bignonia magnifica W. Bull

SYNONYM(S) :  Arrabidaea magnifica (W. Bull) Sprague ex Steenis, Saritaea magnifica (W. Bull) Dugand

FRENCH :  Bignone magnifique.

Bignonia magnoliifolia Kunth

SYNONYM(S) :  Amphilophium magnoliifolium (Kunth) L. G. Lohmann, Distictella broadwayana Urb., Distictella magnoliifolia (Kunth) Sandwith, Distictella racemosa (Bureau & K. Schum.) Urb., Distictis racemosa Bureau & K. Schum.

FRENCH :  Bignone à feuilles de magnolia.

Bignonia ricasoliana hort.

SYNONYM(S) :  Pandorea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Baill., Podranea brycei (N. E. Br.) Sprague, Podranea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Sprague, Tecoma brycei N. E. Br., Tecoma mackenii W. Watson, Tecoma ricasoliana Tanfani

ENGLISH :  Bubblegum vine, Pandorea, Pink trumpetvine, Port St. John's creeper, Queen of Sheba-vine (as Podranea brycei), Zimbabwe climber (as Podranea brycei), Zimbabwe creeper.

GERMAN :  Purpur-Trompetenwein (as Podranea brycei), Rosa-Trompetenwein.

GREEK :  Βιγνόνια Κοντέσα Σάρα (a cultivar name for 'Contessa Sara')

ITALIAN :  Bignonia ricasoliana.

Apparently the name Bignonia ricasoliana is only found in the Italian and Greek literature. We are not sure if it is a valid name. The valid name for this plant is Podranea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Sprague

Bignonia semperflorens hort.

SYNONYM(S) :  Pandorea jasminoides (Lindl.) K. Schum., Tecoma jasminoides Lindl.

ENGLISH :  Bowerplant (Aust.).

GREEK :  Πανδορέα Pandoréa,   Βιγνώνια πολυανθής  Vignónia polyanthí̱s.

ITALIAN :  Bignonia rampicante.

SWEDISH :   Jasminpandorea.

Apparently the name Bignonia semperflorens is only found in the Italian and Greek literature. We are not sure if it is a valid name. The valid name for this plant is Pandorea jasminoides (Lindl.) K. Schum.

General Bibliography




Specific & complementary


Cíntia F.L. Gamarra-Rojas (Editora Chefe) et. al., 2013, Tabebuia, Banco de Dados de Plantas do Nordeste. Versão 1.5.  CNIP.  < >. < >. (search engine, newer version).

The Plant List, 2010,  A working list of all known plant species. Version 1, released in December 2010. Collaborative project of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK) and Missouri Botanical Garden (USA). < >.  Accessed July 2013.

Smithsonian Institution, 2008, Flora of the West Indies, Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. < >.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available:  < >.  Accessed July 2013.

Xycol, 2013, File: "Tabebuia serratifolia (Vahl) G. Nicholson, 1887" The list of names of scientists and vernacular wood. 7941 taxons of ligneous with 169490 names.  < >, < >, < >.

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