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.

Dolichandrone spathacea (L.f.) Schum.

Frost tender tree with pinnate leaves composed of up to 8 pinnae, and racemes of large, fragrant, nocturnal, salverform white flowers.  To 20m.  [RHSD, Don].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Figured in Plants of the Coast of Coromandel [Roxburgh pl.144/1795-1819].  Introduced to Britain in 1794.  [JD]. 

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1857 catalogue only [T.940/1857].


Published Feb 25, 2010 - 03:40 PM | Last updated Feb 25, 2010 - 03:45 PM

Figured are pinnate leaves, white salverform flowers and elongated seed pod.  Roxburgh pl.144, 1795-1819.

Dolichandrone spathacea (L.f.) Schum. | Roxburgh pl.144/1795-1819 | BHL

Family Bignoniaceae
Region of origin

South east Asia

  • Spathodea rheedei Spreng.
  • Spathodea longiflora Vent.
  • Spathodea diepenhorsti Miq.
  • Bignonia spathacea L.f.
  • Bignonia longissima Lour.
  • Dolichandrone rheedii Seem
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Spathodea Reedii 

Confidence level high