Common name: Markhamia, Siala
Botanical name: Markhamia lutea Family: Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda family)
Native to Africa, Markhamia was names in the honor of botanist C. Robert Markham
(1830-1916), who worked in India. Evergreen
small tree of 4-5 m in height in culture, although reaches more than 10 ms in
its zones of origin. Leaves, of 20-30 cm in length, normally arranged in
groups in the ends of the branches. Flowers in terminal
clusters. They trumpet shaped, yellow in color, with
orange-reddish spots in the throat. They measure 5-6 cm in length. Fruit is a
capsule, of up to 70 cm in length, with abundant winged seeds.
It is propagated by seeds.
Identification credit: Nandan Kalbag
Garden of Five Senses, Delhi.|