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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Apocynoideae
Tribus: Apocyneae
Subtribus: Beaumontiinae
Genus: Beaumontia
Species: B. brevituba – B. grandiflora – B. jerdoniana – B. khasiana – B. longituba – B. macrantha – B. multiflora – B. murtonii – B. pitardii

Beaumontia Wall., Tent. Fl. Nep. 14. t. 7. 1824.

Type species: Beaumontia grandiflora Wall., Tent. Fl. Napal.: 15, t. 7. (1824)


Muantum Pichon, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., sér. 2, 20: 382 (1948)


Wallich, N. 1824. Tentamen Florae Napalensis Illustratae 14, pl. 7.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2016. Beaumontia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Oct. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Beaumontia. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 10 2016.
Rudjiman 1987. A revision of Beaumontia Wallich, Kibatalia G. Don and Vallariopsis Woodson (Apocynaceae). Agricultural University of Wageningin Papers 86-5: 36. 1987. Full text PDF Reference page.

Vernacular names
suomi: Suppiloköynnökset

Beaumontia is a small genus of evergreen woody vines in the Apocynaceae. It is native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia.[2][3][4][5]


Beaumontia plants are often rampant climbers and vines. They are mostly evergreen, though in subtropical gardens Beaumontia grandiflora loses many leaves in winter. Leaves are large, smooth and opposite with sticky white sap.

The large white fragrant flowers are borne in corymbs terminal and in the leaf axils. The calyx is 5-lobed and the corolla is dark funnel-or bell-shaped with 5 lobes. Stamens are attached near the base of the corolla tube and have slender filaments with arrow-shaped anthers. They are very showy when in full bloom and are regarded as among the most outstanding vines of the world.

The fruits comprises a pair of thick woody follicles.

The Beaumontia species are cultivated as ornamental plants, with Beaumontia grandiflora widely grown by the nursery trade. They prefer good soil, adequate water and hot moist conditions. They are found planted and trained as vines in subtropical climate gardens, such as in Southern California.[6][7]

They are propagated from seed or half-hardened cuttings taken with a heel, rooted in sandy soil under mist.[8]

Beaumontia brevituba Oliv. - Guangxi, Hainan
Beaumontia grandiflora Wall. - Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Assam, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sikkim, Nepal, Guangxi, Yunnan; naturalized in Central America
Beaumontia jerdoniana Wight - S India, Andaman Islands, Myanmar
Beaumontia khasiana Hook.f - Yunnan, Assam, Myanmar
Beaumontia longituba Craib - Nagaland
Beaumontia macrantha (Ridl.) Rudjiman - S Myanmar, S Thailand
Beaumontia multiflora Teijsm. & Binn. - Java, Bali, W Malaysia, Sumatra; naturalized in Thailand, Hawaii
Beaumontia murtonii Craib - Yunnan, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, W Malaysia
Beaumontia pitardii Tsiang - N Vietnam, Guangxi, Yunnan[2]

formerly included

Beaumontia indecora Baill = Vallaris indecora (Baill.) Tsiang & P.T.Li
Beaumontia wallichii (A.DC.) Walp. = Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb.

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