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The genus Clytostoma consists of 24 species of woody-stemmed vines from subtropical America; native to Uruguay, Argentina and the southern part of Brazil. Its botanical name comes from the Greek, klytos which means “splendid” or “beauteous”, and stoma (“mouth”); alluding to the beautiful flowers. Clytostoma callistegioides is a member of the Bignoniaceae family. It is an evergreen vine with a habit of clambering over adjacent foliage, fences and structures using tendrils to hang on tight. The bright glossy green leaves are lobed and divided with 2 leaflets, about 7.6 cm long and 3.8 cm wide. They are arranged opposite in pairs and tendrils arise at the ends of the leaf stalks. In late spring, the 3.8 cm trumpet flowers are borne terminally or along the branches. These are pale lavender and delicately detailed with dark violet and purple veins. They are followed by large prickly seed pods. This evergreen ornamental plant easily reaches up to 4 m. It has only recently been moved out of the genus Pandorea.
El género Clytostoma consiste en 24 especies de enredaderas de tallo amaderado proveniente de la América subtropical; nativa de Uruguay, Argentina y el sur de Brasil. Su nombre científico deriva del griego, significando klytos “espléndido” o “bello” y stoma (“boca”); aludiendo a sus hermosas flores. Clytostoma callistegioides es un miembro de la familia Bignoniaceae. Es una enredadera que suele treparse sobre el follaje adyacente, cercos y otras estructuras empleando zarcillos para aferrarse firmemente. Las hojas de un tono verde brillante son lobuladas y se dividen en dos hojuelas, de alrededor de 7.6 cm de largo por 3.8 cm de ancho. Se distribuyen en forma opuesta de a pares y de los extremos de los pecíolos surgen los zarcillos. Durante la primavera tardía las flores semejantes a trompetas aprecen en los extremos o a lo largo de las ramas. Éstas son de un tono lavanda pálido y están atravesadas por intrincadas venas de un color violeta o púrpura oscuro. De ellas eventualmente se originan grandes vainas puntiagudas. Esta planta ornamental perenne fácilmente alcanza los 4 m. Recientemente fue retirada del género Pandorea.

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