Tabebuia rosea

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) Bertero ex A.DC.
  • Synonyms : Tecoma rosea Bertol.
  • Common Name : Salvador Pink Trumpet Tree
  • Plant Family : Bignoniaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 20
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Tabebuia rosea Plant :

  • Habit :
    • A tall fast-growing tree with crown wide, stratified and irregular with a few thick, horizontal branches, the bole is straight, sometimes channeled at base.
    • Branching is sympodial.
    • The bark is grey, blackish or greyish brown, rough and narrowly ffissured vertically with corky ridges.
  • Leaves :
    • Decussate, long petiolate, compound, digitate, 5 unequal leaflets, the central leaflet is the larger. Petioles pulvinate.
    • They are oblong, obovate or oblong-ovate, with acute or acuminate apex, entire margin and obtuse base.
    • Leaflet surface is lepidoteadaxially and abaxially, sometimes it can be glabrous.
  • Flowers :
    • A staminode present.
    • Anther dehiscence is longitudinal.
    • The gynoecium is surrounded by a thick nectary.
    • The ovary is linear, bilocular with many ovules biseriate in each locule.
    • Style is long with bifid stigma.
  • Fruit :
    • Long, slender, linear-cylindrical, brown, bivalve, loculicidal capsule, attenuate at both ends.
    • The calyx is persistent.
    • Seeds are whitish, thin, with broad, hyaline-membranous wings.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : January - April
  • Significance : Generally planted as an ornamental in gardens.