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Research Project: TAXONOMY AND GENETIC DIVERSITY ASSESSMENT OF LANDSCAPE TREES AND SHRUBS

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research

Title: Identity of Catalpa tibetica (Bignoniaceae)

Author
item Kirkbride, Joseph - Joe
item Olsen, Richard

Submitted to: Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/28/2011
Publication Date: 12/7/2011
Citation: Kirkbride, J.H., Olsen, R.T. 2011. Identity of Catalpa tibetica (Bignoniaceae). Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas. 5(2):625-631.

Interpretive Summary: Tibetan catalpa is included within the circumscription of common catalpa, a North American species. The number of catalpa species is thereby reduced from 10 to nine, and the number of native Chinese species from four to three. A list of scientific names for the common catalpa is presented, including the Tibetan catalpa. The typical specimens of common catalpa are indicated.

Technical Abstract: Catalpa tibetica (Bignoniaceae) is included within the circumscription of C. bignonioides, a North American species. The genus Catalpa is thereby reduced from 10 species to nine, and the number of native Chinese species from four to three. A preliminary synonymy for C. bignonioides is presented, including C. tibetica. The correct neotype and epitype for C. bignonioides are indicated.