Radermachera

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Radermachera
Radermachera sinica.jpg
Radermachera sinica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Radermachera
Zoll. & Mor
Species

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Radermachera is a genus of about 17 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to southeastern Asia. They are evergreen trees reaching 5-40 m tall, with bipinnate or tripinnate leaves, and panicles of large bell-shaped, white, pink, pale purple or yellow flowers 5-7 cm diameter.

The genus is named after Jacob Cornelis Matthieu Radermacher, the 18th century Dutch naturalist who cataloged much of the flora of Java and Sumatra.

Species[edit]

As of April 2014 The Plant List recognises 17 accepted species:[1]

Cultivation and uses[edit]

R. sinica has become a popular houseplant, grown for its decorative foliage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radermachera". The Plant List. Retrieved 25 April 2014.