Tecoma stans

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth.
  • Synonyms : Bignonia stans L.
  • Common Name : Yellow Bells, Yellow Trumpet, Yellow-Elder
  • Plant Family : Bignoniaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 10, 17, 22, 27-30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Punit Van, Van Chetana Kendra

About Tecoma stans Plant :

  • Habit : A large shrub.
  • Leaves : Opposite, imparipinnate, leaflets 5-11, ovate-oblong to lanceolate, acuminate, serrate.
  • Inflorescence : Terminal panicles.
  • Flowers :
    • Bright yellow in colour, scented.
    • Calyx cup-shaped, 5-fid.
    • Corolla funnel-shaped or bell-shaped, lobes 5, wavy.
    • Stamens 4, didynamous, staminode present, anthers hairy, divergent.
    • Ovary seated on a wavy disk, style long, stigma 2-lipped.
  • Fruit : Capsule, long, linear, flat, seeds winged.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September - December
  • Significance : Commonly planted in the gardens everywhere.