Tabebuia aurea (paratodo)

Tabebuia aurea (Silva Manso) Benth. & Hook. f. ex S. Moore  is from the family Bignoniaceae, and is one of the most beautiful trees of the Chacoan landscape in Paraguay, due to its bright yellow flowers that bloom all at once.

It is also a widely cultivated ornamental tree.

Its vibrant yellow flowers are up to 8cm long and grow in groups of approximately 40.

The tree flowers in June–August and fruits in August–September.

Species detail

  • Tabebuia aurea flowers
    Taxonomy

    Tabebuia aurea is easy to spot in the Paraguayan Chaco landscape. Discover how it makes such a show.

  • Tabebuia aurea fruit
    Distribution

    This tree is widely distributed in the South American savannas, in Argentina, Boliva, Brazil and Paraguay and is also cultivated as an ornamental tree.

  • Tabebuia aurea inflorescence
    References

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Images

Tabebuia aurea

Tabebuia aurea bark.

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Tabebuia aurea

Tabebuia aurea.

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Tabebuia aurea

Tabebuia aurea flowers.

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Tabebuia aurea

Tabebuia aurea flowers.

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Tabebuia aurea fruit

Tabebuia aurea fruit.

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Tabebuia aurea

Tabebuia aurea.

© Juana De Egea
Author

Juana De Egea
Former Solanaceae Database Technician
Department of Botany

Glossary
Campanulate

Shaped like a bell.

Coriaceous

Having a leathery texture.

Indumentum

Fine covering of hairs.

Palmate

A leaf shape in which the lobes or leaflets radiate from a single point, like fingers from a hand.

Petiole

The stalk of a leaf that attaches the blade to the stem.

Squamose

Scaly.

Trichomes

Outgrowths.

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