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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 16, 2016 3:57 PM CST
There is some confusion, also with pictures, in the database entry for these plants; I am afraid I contributed to some of this confusion.

I believe it is:
Pink Trumpet Tree - Tabebuia heterophylla
Purple Trumpet Tree - Tabebuia impetiginosa or Handroanthus impetiginosus

If agreed, can we move the pink pictures to the correct entry, and remove the common name 'Pink Trumpet Tree' from T. impetiginosa?

Thanks.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 16, 2016 7:50 PM CST

Plants Admin

I'm looking into this, Hetty. Smiling
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 16, 2016 7:52 PM CST
Thank You!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 16, 2016 8:12 PM CST

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The problem I'm seeing is that most sites list Pink Trumpet Tree or Pink Lapacho as common names of Handroanthus impetiginosus, although some also call it Lavender Trumpet Tree or Purple Trumpet Tree.

As for the pink blooms on that page, I have trouble distinguishing the pink ones from the rest (they all look pink to me), but I can see that the "pinkest" one, the first of the photos uploaded by robertduval14, is on the Wikipedia page for Handroanthus impetiginosus, so I would hesitate to move it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handroanthus_impetiginosus

Is there another way of distinguishing one species from the other? Should this discussion be moved to the Plant ID Forum? We have no photos of Tabebuia heterophylla in our database, and the Google images of the blooms look very much like the Google images of the Handroanthus impetiginosus blooms. I'm failing to see obvious differences.
Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Feb 16, 2016 9:05 PM CST

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tabebuia_heterop...
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Handroanthus_imp...

seems to be some variation in bloom coloration within both of these plants.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Feb 17, 2016 4:12 AM CST
I can see that there appears to be overlap color-wise. Maybe we need to leave it alone until they can be identified more exactly, possibly from leaves as well? Thank you both.

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