VASCULAR PLANTS OF UPPER NEWPORT BAY
BIGNONIACEAE
Trees, shrubs, and woody vines, or rarely herbs, of about 100 genera and 600 or more species distributed in tropical regions, a few extending into the temperate zone. Leaves opposite or rarely alternate, simple or compound, exstipulate: flowers bisexual, more or less irregular, mostly showy, in terminal or axillary panicles or racemes; calyx tubular, truncate or 5-toothed, sometimes spathe-like; corolla gamopetalous, campanulate, funnelform or tubular, 5-lobed, seldom somewhat 2-lipped; fertile stamens commonly 4, inserted on corolla-tube and alternate with its lobes, sometimes 2 or the fifth stamen anther-bearing; hypogynous disk present; ovary superior, 1 or 2-celled, with numerous ovules on parietal placentae; style slender, with 2-lobed stigma; fruit a loculicidally or septifragally dehiscent caps., rarely indehiscent; seeds compressed, usually winged. (Bailey 901).

Upper Newport Bay species within the family:
BIGNONIA FAMILY
Tecomaria capensis