Plant: deciduous tree; to 20 m tall Leaves: simple, opposite, 3-5-veined at the base, broadly ovate, the petiole to 16 cm long, the blade 10-25 cm long, the apex abruptly short acuminate, the base truncate to cordate INFLORESCENCE: broad terminal panicles, 15-25 cm long Flowers: numerous, showy; calyx 1-1.5 cm long, unequally 2-lipped, the lobes mucronate; corolla 3-4 cm across white with purple spots and 2 yellow lines insde, the lobes spreading and undulate Fruit: FRUITS to about 40 cm long, cylindric, very long and narrow; SEEDS numerous, compressed, winged, bearing a tuft of long hairs at each end Misc: Widely cultivated, escaped to roadsides, floodplains, canyons, and riparian habitats; 1050-1650 m (3500-5400 ft); May-June REFERENCES: Mason, Charles T., Jr. 1999. Bignoniaceae. Ariz.-Nev. Acad. Sci. 32(1).