Owing to the naked appearance of the stem, and its growing to so considerable a height before it flowers, and that but rarely, has rendered it a plant but of little consideration; though perhaps, from the great beauty of its blossoms, it deserves more attention. (Bot. Repos.)
Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 624 in 1753.
Synonym = Bignonia pentaphylla L. nom. superfl.
Synonym of Tabebuia heterophylla (DC.) Britton.
Also published in Bot. Repos. 1: 43 in 1799:
This species of Bignonia is well known in most collections of hothouse plants, and was first introduced to the Chelsea gardens by Mr. P. Miller, the then gardener, in 1759, and may be found described in his Dictionary; but, notwithstanding its frequency, few have seen its blossoms. Being a native of the West Indies...