Dolichandra unguis-cati

Family Bignoniaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCat's Claw Climber, Cat's Claw Vine, Cat's-claw, Catclaw-creeper, Catclaw-trumpet, Cats Claw Creeper, Funnel Creeper, Macfadyena, Yellow Trumpet Vine
SynonymsBatocydia exoleta Mart. ex DC. [Invalid]; Batocydia unguis-cati (L.) Mart. ex Britton; Batocydia unguis Mart. ex DC. [Invalid]; Bignonia acutistipula Schltdl.; Bignonia californica Brandegee; Bignonia catharinensis Schenck; Bignonia dasyonyx S.F.Blake; Bignonia exoleta Vell.; Bignonia gracilis Lodd.; Bignonia inflata Griseb.; Bignonia lanuginosa Hemsl.; Bignonia pseudounguis Desf.; Bignonia triantha DC.; Bignonia tweediana Lindl.; Bignonia unguis-cati L.; Bignonia unguis-cati var. exoleta (Vell.) Sprague; Bignonia unguis-cati var. guatemalensis K.Schum. & Loes.; Bignonia unguis-cati var. radicans DC.; Bignonia unguis-cati var. serrata Bureau & K.Schum.; Bignonia unguis L.; Bignonia unguis var. gracilis (Lodd.) DC.; Bignonia unguis var. guatemalensis K. Schum. & Loes.; Bignonia unguis Vell. [Illegitimate]; Bignonia vespertilia Barb.Rodr.; Dolichandra kohautiana C.Presl; Doxantha acutistipula (Schltdl.) Miers; Doxantha adunca Miers; Doxantha chelephora Miers [Invalid]; Doxantha dasyonyx (S.F.Blake) S.F.Blake; Doxantha exoleta (Vell.) Miers; Doxantha lanuginosa (Hemsl.) Miers [Invalid]; Doxantha mexicana Miers [Invalid]; Doxantha praesignis Miers [Invalid]; Doxantha radicans (DC.) Miers; Doxantha serrulata Miers [Invalid]; Doxantha tenuicula Miers [Invalid]; Doxantha torquata Miers [Invalid]; Doxantha tweedieana (Lindl.) Miers; Doxantha unguis-cati (L.) Miers; Doxantha unguis-cati var. dasyonyx (S.F.Blake) Seibert; Doxantha unguis-cati var. exoleta (Vell.) Fabris; Doxantha unguis-cati var. microphylla Chodat; Doxantha unguis var. microphylla Chodat; Macfadyena unguis-cati (L.) A.H.Gentry; Microbignonia auristellae Kraenzl.; Spathodea kohautiana (C.Presl) Walp.
Growth formVine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)30
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth America, South America, Atlantic Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)QLD, NSW, VIC
Exotic range (other)Africa, North America, Pacific Ocean Islands, Europe, Indian Ocean Islands, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Asia
Habitat types (exotic)Riparian systems, Rainforest, Woodlands, Roadsides, Agricultural land, Wastelands, Disturbed areas, Abandoned homesteads
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types, Well-drained
Decade of introduction1950

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 280423438603226
RCP 8.5 2050 220322626003214
RCP 8.5 2070 300322634003214

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information