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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Mexico to S. Tropical America.


The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Alt. 5 - 1800 m.
Native from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit


Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 5 - 1800 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe.
Morphology General Habit
Arbolito, árbol
No Evaluada


Bignoniaceae, Sally Bidgood, Bernard Verdcourt, Kaj Vollesen. Cobaeaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Morphology General Habit
In East Africa usually a deciduous shrub to 6 m but typically a tree to 30 m tall with rather smooth bark, sometimes flowering when almost leafless.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves palmately 5(–7)-foliolate.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets ovate to elliptic, 5–19 × 1.5–9 cm, cuneate to almost subcordate at the base, entire or slightly serrate towards apex, acuminate at the apex, glabrous to slightly pubescent above, ± densely pubescent beneath.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 4–13 cm long ± pubescent; petiolules 1–4 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in a terminal usually congested cluster or panicle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4–9 mm long, densely pale velvety-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla magenta or orange-pink, the throat yellow at first becoming purplish, base of tube sometimes orange, pubescent outside, narrowly funnel-shaped; tube 2.5–5 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide at the throat; lobes 1–2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit cylindrical, 12–56 × 1.3–2.6 cm, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3.4–8 × 1–1.6 cm.
Native of Central and South America. Uganda: Entebbe Botanic Gardens, Asst. Agric. Officer 2; Kenya: Nairobi Arboretum, Aug. 1945, Bally in CM 12360 & 15 Dec. 1952, Greenway 8746.


Use Materials
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ducke, A. [2347], Brazil K000902512
Ducke, A. [s.n.], Brazil K000902523
Ducke, A. [2347], Brazil K000991974
Ducke, A. [18181], Brazil K000991975
Ducke, A. [s.n.], Brazil K000991976
Ducke, A. [s.n.], Brazil K000991981
Ducke, A. [22672], Brazil K000991982
Ducke, A. [22672], Brazil K000991983
Ducke, A. [22672], Brazil K000991984
Ducke, A. [18176], Brazil K000991985
Lindeman, J.C. [5515], Brazil K000902013
Lindeman, J.C. [5459], Brazil K000991988
Hassler, E. [3065], Paraguay K000449913
Ratter, J.A. [1584], Brazil K000902008
Ratter, J.A. [44], Brazil K000902011
Queiroz, L.P. [3962], Brazil K000902530
Blanchet [2739], Brazil K000902510
Blanchet [2739], Brazil K000902511
Irwin, H.S. [17742], Brazil K000902514
Irwin, H.S. [17607], Brazil K000902521
Irwin, H.S. [17607], Brazil K000902522
Rodal, M.J.N. [411], Brazil K000902524
Heringer, E.P. [3884], Brazil K000902515
Heringer, E.P. [5099], Brazil K000902528
Eiten, G. [4841], Brazil K000991977
Lima, A. [50/667], Brazil K000991978
Duarte, A.P. [s.n.], Brazil K000902520
Chagas e Silva, F. [1959], Brazil K000991986
Chagas e Silva, F. [1959], Brazil K000991987
Dubs, B. [1721], Brazil K000902526
Dubs, B. [1441], Brazil K000902527
Joly, A.B. [s.n.], Brazil K000902019
Joly, A.B. [s.n.], Brazil K000902018
Krukoff, B.A. [5637], Brazil K000991973
Gehrt, A. [s.n.], Brazil K000902017
Fróes, R.L. [29977], Brazil K000902517
Seibert, R.J. [3028], Brazil K000902020
Pires, J.M. [58018], Brazil K000902519
Pires, J.M. [7142], Brazil K000991979
Pires, J.M. [4184/a], Brazil K000991980
Pires, J.M. [57916], Brazil K000991993
Sandeman, C. [2152], Brazil K000902010
Rambo, B. [s.n.], Brazil K000902016
Strudwick, J.J. [4310], Brazil K000902525
Angeli, C. [261], Brazil K000991989
Angeli, C. [261], Brazil K000991990
Glaziou, A.F.M. [21841], Brazil K000449912
Wurdack, J.J. [178], Brazil K000902518
Hoehne, F.C. [s.n.], Brazil K000991992
Sehnem, A. [1608], Brazil K000902015
Hatschbach, G.G. [16588], Brazil K000902012
Hatschbach, G.G. [16632], Brazil K000902014
Lemos, J.R. [196], Brazil K000902529
Burchell [8378], Brazil K000902513
Glaziou [12980], Brazil K000902516
Fontella, J.P. [195], Brazil K000902005
Fontella, J.P. [190], Brazil K000902006
Fontella, J.P. [190], Brazil K000902007
Griffiths, A. Jr. [4908], Brazil K000902009
Heohne, F.C. [39547], Brazil K000991991
Gossweiler, J. [13948], Angola Tabebuia palmeri K001009759
Palmer, E. Dr. [361], Mexico Tabebuia palmeri K000449870

First published in Loefgrenia 50: 2 (1970)

Accepted by

  • Arbo, M.M. & al. (2018). Flora Argentina. Flora vascular de la República Argentina 20(1): 1-488. INTA, IMBIV & IBODA.
  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Grose, S.O. & Olmstead, R.G. (2007). Taxonomic revisions in the polyphyletic genus Tabebuia s. l. (Bignoniaceae) Systematic Botany 32: 660-670.

Not accepted by

  • Gentry, A.H (1992). Bignoniaceae-Part II (Tribe Tecomeae) Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(II): 1-370. [Cited as Tabebuia impetiginosa.]


Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Kew's Economic Botany collection in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • López Patiño, E.J., Szeszko, D.R., Rascala Pérez, J. & Beltrán Retis, A.S. (2012). The flora of the Tenacingo-Malinalco-Zumpahuacán protected natural area, state of Mexico, Mexico Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 65-167.
  • Gentry, A.H. in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (1997). Bignoniaceae Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 3: 403-491. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • Gentry, A.H (1992). Bignoniaceae-Part II (Tribe Tecomeae) Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(II): 1-370.
  • Gentry, A.H. (1982). Bignoniaceae Flora de Veracruz 24: 1-222. Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones sobre Recursos Bióticos, Xalapa, Veracruz.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa

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