Catalpa speciosa Warder, Bignoniaceae

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Common name: Northern catalpa.

Voucher: Kostadinov 122, (URV)

Brief description: A medium-sized tree. Leaves are big, broadly cordate-ovate or rotund, simple, opposite, entire, pinnately veined (the two basal secondaries larger), hairy beneath, margins entire. Flowers are perfect, in terminal panicles of large white flowers, corolla marked with two yellow stripes. Fruits are elongate, cylindric, bilocular pods. 

Campus data: Very rare in the wild on campus. Two individuals encountered