EPPO Global Database

Dolichandra unguis-cati(BIGUC)

Code created in: 2002-02-21

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BIGUC
  • Preferred name: Dolichandra unguis-cati
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Lohmann


Mexico, Central America, South America (except southern cone). Widely cultivated in warmer countries as an ornamental climber, and sometimes invasive. Introduced in Caribbean, Australia

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Batocydia unguis (Linnaeus) von Martius
Bignonia tweediana Lindley
Bignonia unguis-cati Linnaeus
Doxantha unguis-cati (Linnaeus) Miers
Macfadyena unguis-cati (Linnaeus) Gentry

Common names
Name Language
Barbados trumpet flower English
cat's-claw creeper English
cat's-claw trumpet English
cat's-claw vine English (US)
funnel creeper English
Katzenkralle German
liane à chat French
liane patate French
bejuco de murciélago Spanish
bejuco de pata Spanish
liana uñada Spanish
paz y justicia Spanish
pega-pala Spanish
uña de gato Spanish
uñitas Spanish
bignónia-unha-de-gato Portuguese
cipo-de-gato Portuguese (BR)
unha-de-gato Portuguese
kattklo Swedish
katteklo Danish