This differs from Bignonia in the convex valves of the capsule being contrary to the partition, and in the leaves being destitute of a tendril. The name is an abbreviation of the Aztec Tecomaxochitl.

T. radicans (fig. 193), syn. Bigndnia radicans. - Trumpet Flower. A tall climber with opposite pinnate leaves, supporting itself by means of rootlets from the joints. Flowers orange and scarlet, produced in Summer. North America from Pennsylvania southwards. This is the species commonly seen in gardens. T. grandiflora is from North-eastern Asia, and resembles the last, but the tube of the corolla is shorter and the throat more open.

Fig. 193. Tecoma radicans. (1/4 nat. size.)

Fig. 193. Tecoma radicans. (1/4 nat. size.)