Fernandoa adenophylla

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Fernandoa adenophylla (Wall. ex G.Don) Steenis
  • Synonyms : Heterophragma adenophyllum (Wall. ex G.Don) Seem. Ex Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Common Name : Katsagon Tree
  • Plant Family : Bignoniaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 12, 28
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Fernandoa adenophylla Plant :

  • Habit : A deciduous small tree.
  • Leaves : Large, opposite, imparipinnate, leaflets 2 pairs and an odd one, elliptic, a pair of small leaflets often found at the base of the petiole.
  • Inflorescence : Large terminal panicles.
  • Flowers :
    • Calyx bell-shaped, 3-5 lobed.
    • Corolla densely hairy, brownish-yellow, tubular below, swollen above, lobes 5.
    • Ovary superior, ovules many, style long, stigma bilobed.
  • Fruit : Capsule cylindric, twisted and contorted, seeds winged.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : March-April
  • Significance :
    • Cultivated in the gardens.
    • The wood is hard and seasons well.
    • It is used for building and agricultural purposes.