Click on images to enlarge
infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
older woody stems (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
once-compound leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaf with toothed leaflets (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaf underside (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower cluster (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
close-up of tubular flowers and flower buds (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
close-up of reddish-orange flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
mature fruit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
suckering from crown and roots (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
young plant (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Tecoma capensis (Thunb.) Lindl.
Bignonia capensis Thunb.Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach
Cape honeysuckle, fire flower, flame vine, red tecoma, tecoma
Native to southern Africa (i.e. South Africa and Swaziland) and southern Mozambique.
Widely naturalised in the coastal districts of eastern Australia (i.e. throughout eastern Queensland, in the coastal districts of central and northern New South Wales, and in eastern Victoria). Also naturalised on Norfolk Island and overseas in south-eastern USA (i.e. Florida).
Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) is regarded as an environmental weed in Queensland and New South Wales.
Fact sheets are available from Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) service centres and our Customer Service Centre (telephone 13 25 23). Check our website at www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au to ensure you have the latest version of this fact sheet. The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions (federal and state legislation, and local government laws) directly or indirectly related to each control method. These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it.
Copyright © 2016. All rights reserved. Identic Pty Ltd. Special edition of Environmental Weeds of Australia for Biosecurity Queensland.
The mobile application of Environmental Weeds of Australia is available from the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes.