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  Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) DC.
  Family Name : Bignoniaceae

  Synonyms : Tabebuia pentaphylla

  Common Names : Trumpet Tree, Pink Poui, New World Trumpet, Rosy Trumpet Tree, Pink Tecoma

Trumpet Tree,Pink Poui,New World Trumpet,Rosy Trumpet Tree,Pink Tecoma
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Big (>30m); Medium (16m-30m))
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Maximum Height :
      18 m to 35 m
      Tree / Palm - Trunk Diameter :
      1 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Mexico to Venezuela and Ecuador
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Primary Rainforest; Secondary Rainforest)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      [Others]: Deciduous tree, medium to big. Leaves oppositely arranged, palmately compound with 5 leaflets on each stalk. Leaflets 5 - 22 cm by 2 - 11 cm, oblong to elliptic in shape, ends pointed. Flowers are trumpet - shaped, 5 - 8 cm long, large and showy, 5 - petaled. Flowering induced by dry spell, in April and August in Singapore. Blooms last several days then wilt. Fruits split when matured, halves fall away and seeds attached to central wall. Seeds have winged features, dispersed by wind.Planted along road sides or in parks. Provide shade. Flowers are spectacular, form a pink carpet on the ground around the tree when it falls. Propagated by seeds or cuttings. Genus name derived from native Brazilian name 'tabebuia' or 'taiaveruia' whicle species epithet 'rosea' means rose coloured.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Medicinal, Timber & Products
      [Others]: Bark found to be anti-cancer. Timber used for construction and furniture.
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Saline Soils / Salt Spray
      Landscape Uses :
      Roadside Tree / Palm, Shade Providing Tree / Palm
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Economic Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Abiotic (Wind)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Planting Distance :
      18 m
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Compound (Palmate)
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Elliptical)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire - Wavy / Undulate
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Typical Foliar Area :
      Macrophyll ( 182.25cm2 - 1640.25 cm2 )
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.0 (Tree - Intermediate Canopy)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Trunk Type (Non-Palm) :
      Mature Bark Texture :
      Fissured, [Remarks] (Dark grey and very thick.)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Pink, White
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Flowering Habit :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Yellow / Golden
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit (Silique)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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