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Black Calabash (Amphitecna latifolia)


Amphitecna macrophylla, commonly known as black calabash or chaff-bush, is a species of plant in the Bignoniaceae family. It is found in small patches of Mexico and Guatemala. It can reach a height of 15 to 30 feet (4.6 to 9.1 m). It is drought tolerant and is hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 10b.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Lamiales

            • Family: Bignoniaceae

              • Genus: Amphitecna