Bignonia aequinoctialis

Bignonia aequinoctialis L., Sp. Pl. 623 1753. (Syn: Anemopaegma tonduzianum Kraenzl.; Arrabidaea guatemalensis K.Schum. & Loes.; Arrabidaea isthmica Standl.; Arrabidaea pseudochica Kraenzl.; Bignonia aequinoctialis var. spectabilis (Vahl) DC.; Bignonia aequinoctialis f. spectabilis (Vahl) Voss; Bignonia hostmannii E.Mey.; Bignonia incarnata Aubl.; Bignonia incarnata Aublet sec. Splitg.; Bignonia incarnata var. caribaea DC.; Bignonia nitidissima DC.; Bignonia picta Kunth; Bignonia pilosa A.Dietr. ex Steud.; Bignonia sarmentosa Bertol.; Bignonia sarmentosa var. hirtella Benth.; Bignonia spectabilis Vahl; Bignonia villosa Vahl; Cydista aequinoctialis (L.) Miers; Cydista aequinoctialis var. aequinoctialis ; Cydista aequinoctialis var. hirtella (Benth.) A.H.Gentry; Cydista aequinoctialis var. sarmentosa (Bertol.) Govaerts; Cydista amoena Miers [Invalid]; Cydista incarnata (Aubl.) Miers; Cydista picta (Kunth) Miers; Cydista pubescens S.F.Blake; Cydista sarmentosa (Bertol.) Miers; Cydista seemannii Miers; Cydista spectabilis (Vahl) Miers; Levya nicaraguensis Bureau; Macfadyena bifolia Miers; Mansoa kerere var. incarnata (Aubl.) A.H.Gentry; Pachyptera kerere var. incarnata (Aubl.) A.H.Gentry; Smithiantha incarnata (Aubl.) M.R.Almeida (Unresolved); Tecoma villosa (Vahl) Bureau & K.Schum.; Temnocydia aequinoctialis Mart. ex DC. [Invalid]; Temnocydia spectabilis Mart. ex DC.); 

N-Brazil (Roraima, Amapa, Para, Amazonas, Tocantins, Acre, Rondonia), NE-Brazil (Maranhao), WC-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias), SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro), Venezuela (Amazonas, Anzoategui, Apure, Aragua, Barinas, Bolivar, Carabobo, Delta Amacuro, Distrito Federal, Falcon, Guarico, Lara, Merida, Miranda, Monagas, Nueva Esparta, Portuguesa, Sucre, Tachira, Trujillo, Zulia), Mexico (Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Virgin Isl. (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas), Lesser Antilles (Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent), Isla Margarita, Nicaragua, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia (Beni, La Paz, Pando, Santa Cruz), Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Panama, Colombia (Amazonas, Antioquia, Arauca, Atlntico, Bolvar, Boyac, Caldas, Caquet, Cauca, Cesar, Choc, Crdoba, Cundinamarca, Guaina, Guaviare, Magdalena, Meta, Nario, Norte de Santander, Santander, Sucre, Tolima, Valle, Vaups, Vichada), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Trinidad, Tobago, Southern Marianas (I) (Guam (I)), Myanmar [Burma] (I) as per Catalogue of life;

 
Bignoniaceae Week: Looking for Cydista aequinoctialis (L.) Miers: Cydista aequinoctialis (L.) Miers now correctly known as Bignonia aequinoctialis L. has often been confused with Mansoa alliacea, (the garlic vine), but is quite distinct in lacking the garlic smell. It has been discussed in detail in a previous thread.
I am reproducing the key from that thread, hoping that some member finds and uploads the above plant. There is so much confusion that name garlic vine has often been associated with this plant also.

1. Fruit valves costate, acuminate, plant with garlic odor when bruised or broken; inflorescence racemose on small lateral branchlets calyx-limb flaring, corolla lavender . . . . . . . . Mansoa 1. Fruit valves not notably costate, odor when broken not alliaceous. Inflorescence a twice or more trichotomous cymose panicle, leaflet bases rounded or broadly cuneate, pseudostipules inconspicuous or early caducous, tendril often present and conspicuous; calyx-limb not notably flaring; corolla limb whitish to pink or lavender. . . . . . . . Cydista (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (many correct images) and New field guide describing the lianas of Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama for Bignonia aequinoctialis)



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