29 - CIPÓ DE SÃO JOÃO

Pyrostegia venusta (Ker Gawl.) Miers (Bignoniaceae)Pyrostegia venusta (Ker Gawl.) Miers (Bignoniaceae)

29 - Cipó-de-são-joão - Pyrostegia venusta (Ker Gawl.) Miers (Bignoniaceae)

 

Climbing plant up to 10m, very branched. Compound leaves, of opposite disposition, without stipules, with rounded, pointed leaflets, rounded base and smooth margin, about 4 cm long and 2 cm wide. Flowers in groups, orange, showy, bisexual, with fused petals and forming a long tube. A pendant-like fruit that opens winged seeds when opened.

 

In the middle of the year during the festivities of São João it is a recurring sight on the side of roads that leave São Paulo, taking the top of some trees in orange red or running down banks on the shoulder.

Distribution: It occurs throughout Brazil, preferably in a cerrado environment.

Situation in São Paulo : Sometimes used in landscaping, it spontaneously vegetates on some land indicating traces of savannah, and behaves as an invader.

How to plant: It can be found in garden houses and is an unnecessary task to collect, except in areas that are undergoing some destruction process. Anyway, it reproduces by cutting, planting the branch in the soil and watering well. The seeds, produced in abundance in the spring, germinate relatively easily, and can be harvested from the hanging pods. It should be planted in full sun.

Uses: Ornamental plant par excellence, with exuberant flowering in the autumn months until spring, being used to cover pergolas and fences, due to its rusticity and speed of growth. Its flowers are frequently visited by hummingbirds and its main pollinators.

 

BATALHA, MA; ARAGAKI, S .; MANTOVANI, W .. KEY TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF VASCULAR SPECIES OF THE CERRADO IN EMAS (PIRASSUNUNGA, SP) BASED ON VEGETATIVE CHARACTERS. BOTANICAL BULLETIN FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, P. 85-108, 1998.

VELOSO, CLARICE DE CARVALHO. PHARMACOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THE HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF FLOWERS OF PYROSTEGIA VENUSTA (KER.) MIERS. 2010. 63 F. DISSERTATION (GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES) - FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF ALFENAS, ALFENAS, MG, 2010.

Some simple moments, for those who prefer to live enchanted.

Here everything was closed, and then pasture, as shown by African grasses. In the middle of them, still left, but ready to disappear, our resistant vine.

The speed of this conurbation process is frightening.

In the near future, Metropóle de São Paulo will be connected with Rio de Janeiro, and in the middle of the road, São José dos Campos, the location of the filming, will have to shorten the name.

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