Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Anemopaegma chamberlaynii Bureau & K.Schum.

Vigorous, tender climber with large, bright yellow, funnel-shaped or tubular flowers in axillary racemes.  [RHSD, Hortus]. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Stem twining.  Leaves conjugate, with a strong tendril at the end of the common footstalk: […] Corolla large, bright yellow, limb spreading, divided into five. […] Native of Brazil, from whence it was sent to Mr. Lee of Hammersmith, by the Consul-General, Mr. Chamberlayne, a gentleman who has always been a zealous promoter of the comforts of such naturalists as have gone thither from this country.’  [BM t.2148/1820 as B. Chamberlaynii].  BR f.741/1823 as B. aequinoctialis.  Introduced to Britain in 1820.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

The only reference to this plant is a handwritten note in an 1850 catalogue in the Mitchell Library collection.  [MP A2947A].  It was almost certainly grown at Camden at this time.


Published Feb 27, 2009 - 04:09 PM | Last updated Jul 15, 2010 - 10:37 AM

Illustrated are ovate leaves and bright yellow, funnel-shaped flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.2148, 1820.

Anemopaegma chamberlaynii Bureau & K.Schum. | BM t.2148/1820 | BHL

Family Bignoniaceae
Region of origin


  • Anemopaegma racemosum Mart. ex DC.
  • Bignonia chamberlaynii Sims
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Bignonia chamberlaynii 

Confidence level high