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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
Dolichandra unguis-cati

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1660 m.; Andes, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora, liana
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Morphology General Habit
Creeper or liana.
Conservation
Least concern.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Ecology
Alt. 0 - 1660 m.

[FTEA]

Bignoniaceae, Sally Bidgood, Bernard Verdcourt, Kaj Vollesen. Cobaeaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Type
Lectotype: Tab. 94 in Plumier, Pl. Amer. (1756), chosen by Nasir, Fl. Pakistan 131: 18 (1979)
Morphology General Habit
Climber to 10 m, often forming dense covering on trunks etc.
Morphology Roots
Roots sometimes with ellipsoid tubers.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets elliptic, 5–16 × 0.9–7 cm (smaller when young), narrowed to a ± rounded base, acutely acuminate at the apex, glabrous; petiole 1–4.7 cm long, petiolules 0.5–2.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–3(–15)-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 0.5–1.8 cm long with undulate margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla bright yellow, sometimes with orange lines in throat, 4.5–10 cm long; tube 3.3–6.9 cm long, 1.2–2.5 cm wide at throat; lobes 1.3–3.1 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 26–95 × 1–1.9 cm, narrowed at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds thin, strongly winged at both ends, narrowly rectangular, ± 4.8 × 0.8 cm.
Figures
Fig. 5.1–5.5, p. 23.
Ecology
Coffee shambas, Erythrophleum, Bombax, Albizia parkland; 350–400 m (naturalized specimens)
Note
At least some of the specimens cited appear to form naturalised populations but this needs confirmation. Rwaburindore states the tendrils are sticky. * It has been argued that this combination is not valid and should be attributed to Rehder but I think it is a correctable error and should be allowed to stand.
Distribution
Flora districts: U4 K4 K5 K7 T3 Range: Central and South America, West Indies; widely cultivated in tropics and greenhouses

[UNAL]
Vernacular
Uña de gato

[UPB]
Use Materials
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Bermuda, Comoros, Hawaii, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Queensland

Dolichandra unguis-cati (L.) L.G.Lohmann appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jurgensen, C. [578], Mexico K000449788 Unknown type material
Peck, M.E. [919] K000449787 Unknown type material
Bernoulli [2057], Guatemala K000449789
Balansa, B. [506], Paraguay K000449793 Unknown type material
Balansa, B. [506], Paraguay Bignonia unguis-cati var. serrata K000449793
Oct 1, 2009 Mwangoka [4685], Tanzania Macfadyena unguis-cati K000191329
Sep 26, 1996 Assis, M.A. [855], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991284
Jan 1, 1989 Prance, G.T. [59358], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991235
Jan 1, 1980 Mori, S.A. [11524], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991285
Jan 1, 1978 Lindeman, J.C. [3021], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991265
Sep 4, 1964 Klein [4563], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991222
Bernoulli [2057], Guatemala Macfadyena unguis-cati K000449789
Reitz [7360], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991225
Reitz [16211], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991226
Hatschbach, G. [4438], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991236
Dusén, P. [13391], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991241
Mattos, A. [s.n.], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991245
Collenette, C.L. [171], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991248
Fox [294], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991271
Macedo, A. [s.n.], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991276
Macedo, A. [1281], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991279
Burchell [s.n.], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991259
Reitz [13657], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991232
Ganev, W. [1378], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991295
Burchell [5391], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991262
Tweedie [496] Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991238
Hatschbach, G. [4438], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991237
Froes, R. [11730], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991261
Collenette, C.L. [171], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991250
Klein [3222], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991230
s.coll. [495] Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991239
Gottsberger, I. [nov/90], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991291
Reitz [14371], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991234
Reitz [16211], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991231
Macedo, A. [1991], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991275
Camargo, P.N. [44], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991296
Hatschbach, G. [8344], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991247
Heringer, E.P. [8783/930], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991282
Klein [7616], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991228
Macedo, A. [1281], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991280
Mattos, A. [s.n.], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991244
Chase, M.W. [5517] Macfadyena unguis-cati K000696069
Hatschbach, G. [6389], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991243
Glaziou, A. [13474] Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991270
Ule, E. [7967], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991254
Mello, J.C. [20], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991294
Regnell, A.F. [III.41], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991273
Saint-Hilaire, A. [s.n.], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991277
Eiten, G. [10806], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991288
Reitz [7403], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991224
Mello, J.C. [20], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991293
Macedo, A. [281], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991278
Reitz [13590], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991233
Fox [9], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991220
Ratter, J.A. [5832], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991283
Glaziou [4694] Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991269
Macedo, A. [1281], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991281
Sellow [s.n.], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991263
Sellow [1840], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991255
Hatschbach, G. [973], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991242
Irwin, H.S. [19174], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991264
Huber, J. [535], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991251
Smith, L.B. [7633], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991223
Mexia, Y. [5132], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991274
Reitz [13825], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991229
Robert, A. [817], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991249
Reitz [13530], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991227
Black, G.A. [52-15086], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991253
Huber, J. [535], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991252
Henz [29645], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991221
Tweedie [s.n.] Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991240
Burchell [7427], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991256
Burchell [8727], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991258
Heringer, E.P. [4499], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991286
Hatschbach, G. [7218], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991246
Burchell [1300], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991260
J.Weir [6], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991272
Schessl, M. [2724], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991292
Milne [s.n.], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991267
Mello, J.C. [20], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991290
Sucre, D. [3506], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991266
Eiten, G. [10806], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991287
Coelho, F.C. [20], Brazil Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991289
Glaziou [4694] Macfadyena unguis-cati K000991268

First published in O.Hokche, P.E.Berry & O.Huber (eds.), Nuevo Cat. Fl. Vasc. Venezuela: 273 (2008)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Arbo, M.M. & al. (2018). Flora Argentina. Flora vascular de la República Argentina 20(1): 1-488. INTA, IMBIV & IBODA.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Lohmann, L.G. & Taylor, C.M. (2014). A new generic classifiaction of tribe Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 99: 348-489.
  • Lohmann, L.G. (2006). Manuscript on a new generic classification of Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae) based on molecular phylogenetic data and morphological synapomorphies.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Kew's Economic Botany collection in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org/2016/

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. (2005). Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 51: 1-483.
  • Arbo, M.M. (1999). Bignoniaceae Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 74: 361-374.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Da Silva, M.M. & De Queiroz, L.P. (2003). A família Bignoniaceae na região de Catolés, Chapada Diamantia, Bahia, Brasil Sitientibus Sérrie Ciências Biológicas 3: 3-21.
  • Gentry, A.H. (1977). Bignoniaceae Flora of Ecuador 7: 1-172. Botanical Institute, University of Göteborg, Riksmuseum, Stockholm.
  • Gonzalez, F., Nelson Diaz, J. & Lowry, P. (1995). Flora Illustrada de San Andrés y Providencia: 1-281. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Colombia.
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. & Sohmer, S.H. (1999). Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'i, rev. ed., 1: 1-988. University of Hawai'i Press, Bishop Museum Press.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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ColPlantA database
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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