Sinonimi: Indian bean
ETYM From the language of the Indians of Carolina, where Catesby discovered this tree in the year 1726.
Tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods; SYN. Indian bean.
Ornamental American and Asiatic tree; Indian bean.
Any tree of the genus Catalpa belonging to the trumpet creeper Bignoniaceae family, found in North America, China, and the West Indies. The northern catalpa C. speciosa of North America grows to 30 m/100 ft and has heart-shaped, deciduous leaves and tubular white flowers with purple borders.
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