Catalpa longissima

Scientific name: Catalpa longissima (Jacq.) Dum. Cours.
Synonym: Bignonia longissima Jacq.
Botanical family: BIGNONIACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • bwa dchèn
  • bwadoèn

Dominican Republic:

  • roble

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Tree up to 25 m tall. Leaves simple, opposite in whorls, ovate-lanceolate 5-14 cm x 2-5.5 cm; inflorescence a panicle, flowers 2.5-3cm long x 3-3.4cm wide, white with pink lobes, yellow inside, with purple lines and yellow bands; fruit a capsule 35-77 cm x 4 mm; seeds feathery at both ends.


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