Author: Jan Scholten
English: Trumpet Creeper Family; Jacaranda family; Bignonia family; Catalpa family.
Botany: 120 genera; ± 700 species; tropics, subtropics, South America; woody, trees, lianas, shrubs; stem with cross pattern in liana’s; leaves compound, with tendrils; stamens 4 with a staminode; fruit a pod; seeds winged.
In the Apg3 classification Bignoniaceae is Family in Lamiales.
Bignoniaceae was formerly placed in Scrophulariales.
In the Plant theory Verbenales is split off from Lamiales. Bignoniaceae is in Subphase 5 in Verbenales. Schlegeliaceae and Bignoniaceae form a monophyletic group. Schlegeliaceae is included in Bignoniaceae.