This is a beautiful, vigorous climber that loves our sunny equatorial climate. It can be used to drape over walls and fences where it forms a beautiful curtain with profuse flowering at areas that are receiving the most sunlight.
The plant is not considered as invasive in tropical Asia, Hawaii and Tanzania. However, it is listed as a Category 1 exotic invasive in Florida, also considered an invasive plant or noxious weed in Australia and southern Africa.
Doxantha unguis-cati, Batocydia unguis-cati, Bignonia tweedieana, Bignonia unguis-cati , Doxantha unguis-cati
(Its tendrils look like cat's claws)
Chinese name: 猫爪藤 (mao zhua teng)
Category: Evergreen perennial clinging climber
Photograph taken at the rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama
It has gorgeous flowers and a strange name which is not easy to pronounce.
|Dense foliage of Macfadyena unguis-cati|
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross quotes (Swiss-American psychiatrist and author )
|Its common name refers to the tendrils that look like cat claws|
"Beauty is indeed a good gift of God;
but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.