1. Family: Bignoniaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tabebuia Gomes ex DC.
      1. Tabebuia heterophylla (DC.) Britton

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Caribbean.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Fast growing shrub or small to large tree up to 20 m tall or more.
    Leaves
    Leaves glabrous, palmately 3–5-foliolate.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets very variable, the terminal leaflet obovate to obovateelliptic, the laterals elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 1–16 × 0.4–7.5 cm, obtuse to rounded at the apex and base.
    Petiole
    Petiole 0.5–8(–14) cm long. Petioles 0.2–5.5 cm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in few to many-flowered panicles.
    Calyx
    Calyx cupular, 7–12 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla lavender, pale magenta or mauve with yellow throat, tubular to funnel-shaped, tube 3–5.5 cm long and lobes 0.8–2 cm long, glabrous outside.
    Fruits
    Fruit linear-cylindrical, 7–20 × 0.6–1 cm.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2-winged, 20–30 × 7–9 mm.
    Note
    Native of West Indies where very widely distributed. Has been grown in Tanzania: Zanzibar, Kizimbani Experimental Station, fide U.O.P.Z. The complex nomenclatural tangles surrounding this species are explained at length by Sandwith in K.B. 1953: 453–454 (1954) and Gentry in Fl. Neotrop. 23 (2): 196–197 (1992). The reference to Tabebuia pallida in F.Z. Bignon.: 8(3): 62 (1988) refers to this species. True T. pallida (Lindl.) Miers has mainly 1-foliolate leaves sometimes with some 3-foliolate and is restricted to the Lesser Antilles. It is very close to T. heterophylla and Gentry (Fl. Neotrop. 25(2): 234 (1992)) doubts it is a true biological species.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bahamas, Cayman Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Florida, Hawaii

    Tabebuia heterophylla (DC.) Britton appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 2: 48 (1915)

    Accepted by

    • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Grose, S.O. & Olmstead, R.G. (2007). Taxonomic revisions in the polyphyletic genus Tabebuia s. l. (Bignoniaceae) Systematic Botany 32: 660-670.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Gentry, A.H (1992). Bignoniaceae-Part II (Tribe Tecomeae) Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(II): 1-370.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
    • Gentry, A.H (1992). Bignoniaceae-Part II (Tribe Tecomeae) Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(II): 1-370.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0