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  1. Family: Bignoniaceae Juss.
    1. Tecoma Juss.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees with simple, 3-foliolate or imparipinnate leaves.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets serrate.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal racemes or panicles.
    Calyx
    Calyx cupular, shallowly 5-lobed.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow or orange-red, tubular to campanulate, glabrous outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens included, just reaching throat or exserted.
    Anthers
    Anthers divaricate to basally divergent, glabrous or pilose.
    Ovary
    Ovary narrowly cylindrical, the ovules 2-seriate in each locule. Disk cylindrical.
    Fruits
    Fruit a linear capsule, somewhat compressed, dehiscing perpendicular to the septum.
    Seeds
    Seeds thin with 2 hyaline membranous wings.
    Note
    A genus of 12 species in the tropics and subtropics of the New World. One species is very widely cultivated and has become naturalised. Several others are also cultivated in East Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Bahamas, Bolivia, Cayman Is., Chile North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Ascension, Bangladesh, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chad, Christmas I., Cook Is., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gilbert Is., Hawaii, India, KwaZulu-Natal, Line Is., Mauritania, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Northern Provinces, St.Helena, Swaziland

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Tecoma Juss. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Rico, L. [1272], Bolivia K000295090
    Rico, L. [1160], Bolivia K000661659

    Bibliography

    First published in Gen. Pl.: 139 (1789)

    Accepted by

    • Fischer, E., Theisen, I. & Lohmann, L.G. in Kubitkzki, K. (ed.) (2004). Bignoniaceae The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 7: 9-38. Springer.
    • Burger, W. & Gentry, A.H. (2000). Bignoniaceae Fieldiana Botany New Series, n.s., 41: 77-160. Field Museum of Natural History.
    • Gentry, A.H (1992). Bignoniaceae-Part II (Tribe Tecomeae) Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(II): 1-370.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Fl. Neotropica 25(2): 273–293 (1992)
    • Gen. Pl.: 139 (1789);

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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