What is the plant
Dolichandra unguis-cati, native to the tropical dry forest of Central America, South America and the Caribbean, known as cats claw creeper, funnel creeper, or cat's claw trumpet, is a rapidly growing climbing vine belonging to the family Bignoniaceae.
Dolichandra unguis-cati has semipersistent foliage. Stems are woody and can reach 20 metres (66 ft). Thin and small aerial roots are used for climbing. Leaves are dark green, opposite and bifoliate. Leaflets have a length of 3 to 4 cm (1.2 to 1.6 in). The plant produces flowers during the wet season. Flowers are yellow, have a diameter of 4 to 5 cm (1.6 to 2.0 in) and can grow alone or in groups of two or three. It can become invasive and it is present worldwide. It can affect all layers of plants of forest ecosystems by rapidly spreading both vertically and horizontally.
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