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Tecoma capensis (Cape Honeysuckle)

(= Tecomaria capensis)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Lamiales > Family: Bignoniaceae > Genus: Tecoma

Tecoma capensis (Cape honeysuckle) in Cape Town garden.

Tecoma capensis (Cape honeysuckle) in Cape Town garden. [photo Hamish Robertson]

Indigenous distribution extends from Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape (South Africa) to southern Mozambique (Goldblatt and Manning, 2000). However, it is widely cultivated in South African gardens and is often grown as a hedge. 


Acherontia atropos (Death's Head Hawkmoth)

The caterpillar eats the leaves of Tecoma capensis (amongst quite a wide variety of host-plants).

Lepidoptera: Sphingidae



Coelonia mauritii (Fulvous Hawkmoth)

Lepidoptera: Sphingidae


Text by Hamish Robertson