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Campsis grandiflora
Campsis grandiflora
Chinese Trumpet Creeper
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0419 0007 (2019-04-01)

Copyright © 2019 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Jun 20, 2010
  • latitude 44.37578   longitude 14.78092     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Adriatic Sea, island Olib, village Olib near the church, Rijeka region (Kvarner bay, Croatia)
  • notes   Slo.: kitajska trobenta, kitajska trobentovka, velikocvetna troblja - syn.: Bignonia grandiflora, Bignonia chinensis, Campsis adrepens, Campsis chinensis, Gelseminum grandiflorum, Incarvillea grandiflora, Tecoma grandiflora - Habitat: edge of an unmaintained garden, ruderal place; calcareous ground, flat terrain; elevation 20 m (70 feet); average precipitations 900 - 1000 mm/year, average temperature 12-14 deg C, Sub-Mediterranean phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil. - Comment: Most of the plants of genus Campsis grow in tropical and subtropical regions. However, Chinese trumpet vine (Campsis grandiflora) is native to southeastern China and Japan. Its attractive, large, showy flowers bloom in the axils of the leaves, in hanging terminal clusters of 4 to 15 funnels. They are saturated bright orange-red colored and can be up to 10 cm long. The plant grows vigorously and can be several meters tall or as a vine climbing up. No wonder, it has been widely cultivated. Many garden varieties and hybrids with similar Campsis radicans (coming from America) exist. The plant is not demanding and abundantly grows also in Sub-Mediterranean and Mediterranean regions but also more north in Europe. It survives short frosts without damage. It can be found in maintained and in abandoned gardens, sometimes also on almost 'wild' places. On island Olib it is quite a common marvel. - Chinese trumpet vine is often visited by ants that come to the plant from two reasons: for sweet secretion produced by the flowers and by the aphids that frequently settle at the end of its branches. - Ref.: (1) M. Blamey, C. Grey-Wilson, Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, A & C Black, London (2005), p 419.
  • camera   Camera: Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_431/2010_IMG0841
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Chinese Trumpet Creeper, Chinese Trumpet Vine (photographer)
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