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

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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.


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.


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