Taxon  Report   8505    
Catalpa bignonioides  Walter
Southern catalpa
Catalpa bignonioides
© 2012 Al Keuter
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Catalpa bignonioides
© 2009 Luigi Rignanese
Catalpa bignonioides
© 2012 James M. Andre
Catalpa bignonioides, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California.

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Catalpa bignonioides
© 2009 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Catalpa
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Catalpa catalpa
More information about  Catalpa bignonioides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).