Tecoma capensis (Thunb.) Lindl.

Cape Honeysuckle

Bot. Reg. 13: t.1117 (1827) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Scandent or semi-erect shrub to 4 m high. Leaves 6.5–14 cm long with 2–9 leaflets; leaflets elliptic to ovate, 1–4 cm long, 10–25 mm wide, apex acute to acuminate, margins serrate, glabrous. Calyx 3–6 mm long. Corolla 5–6 cm long, orange to scarlet, pubescent near base within tube and on lobe margins; tube curved, 35-45 mm long; stamens exserted; anthers glabrous. Capsule 3–7.5 cm long; seeds c. 15 mm long. Flowers spring–summer.

*EGL, *GipP, *HSF. Recorded near townships in coastal areas in Gippsland (e.g. Mallacoota and Lakes Entrance). Native to Southern Africa.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-08-19
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Bignoniaceae
genus Tecoma
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tecoma capensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tecoma capensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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New South Wales