Small to medium-sized trees. Leaves digitately 5-9-foliolate, usually with disk-shaped glands along the midvein on the lower surface. Inflorescence a large terminal corymbose panicle. Calyx small, less than 2 mm long, broadly campanulate, shortly 5-lobed; corolla yellow ventrally and orange-brown dorsally with edges of the lower 3 lobes also brownish, urceolate, bilabiate, less than 16 mm long, puberulous. Anthers pubescent, the thecae divaricate, less than 1 mm long, the filaments pubescent. Ovary linear-conical, lepidote, and ± puberulous; ovules multiseriate in each locule; disk pulvinate. Fruit a ± twisted, terete, linear capsule, dehiscing perpendicularly to the septum. Seeds thin, 2-winged, with long, sharply demarcated, irregular-ended, hyaline-membranous wings.
Continental Neotropics, one species from Mexico to Bolivia, the other in the caatinga of northeastern Brazil; 2 species, 1 in Venezuela.
Godmania aesculifolia (H.B.K.) Standl. in Standl. & S. Calderon, Lista Pl. Salvador 200. 1925. -Bignonia aesculifolia H.B.K., Nov. Gen. Sp. (quarto ed.) 3: 140. 1818 . -Araguaney sabanero, Cacho de chivo, Cacho de vaca, Cacho de venado, Cuerno de vaca.
Small tree. Deciduous forests, 50-200 m; northern Bolívar, northwestern Amazonas. Widespread elsewhere in Venezuela; Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia. Fig. 381.