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Genus: Fernandoa

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Bignoniaceae

One species is native to southern Africa, and two species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Fernandoa magnifica (Khoviwa)

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Fernandoa abbreviata

Native to Tanzania and Malawi. Named and described by Bidgood (1994). Specimens of this species were previously placed under Fernandoa magnifica. Within southern Africa this species is cultivated in the National Botanic Garden, Harare (see Flora of Zimbabwe) and the Lowveld Botanical Garden, Nelspruit. Not listed in Glen (2002).


Fernandoa adenophylla

[= Heterophragma adenophylla]

Native from India to Malaysia.



  • Bidgood S. 1994. Synopsis of the Continental African Species of Fernandoa (Bignoniaceae). Kew Bulletin 49(3): 381-390.


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