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Nov 9, 2011 2:21 AM CST
|I'm not sure if it is native to Brasil as it was planted as a street tree in Paraty town.|
Someone recognizes it ?
Nov 9, 2011 4:06 AM CST
|It is one of the Tabebuia trees, of which there are many.|
Nov 9, 2011 6:09 AM CST
|Thank you Hetty, I looked it up, there are 13 species of Tabebuia native to Brasil according to the 'Flora do Brasil'|
I googled them all but all the trees I found pictures off, don't have the toothed leaves like mine, they also look thinner in texture..
Then it dawned to me it might not be a tree at all but a shrub, as I found another picture that shows that the trunk behind is from a palm tree Sorry I had forgotten..
Nov 9, 2011 6:42 AM CST
|Beautiful! I can't imagine a big tree covered in flowers like that!|
For a start, I will list those native to Brazil of which for a change there are not many!
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia aurea (Silva Manso) Benth. & Hook.f. ex S.Moore
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia cassinoides (Lam.) DC.
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia elliptica (DC.) Sandwith
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia fluviatilis (Aubl.) DC.
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia insignis (Miq.) Sandwith
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia nodosa (Griseb.) Griseb.
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia obtusifolia (Cham.) Bureau
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia pilosa A.H.Gentry
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia reticulata A.H.Gentry
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) Bertero ex A.DC.
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia roseoalba (Ridl.) Sandwith
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia stenocalyx Sprague & Stapf
I found examples of all of those of leaves if not flowers, none fit!
I think I have found it, Tabebuia chrysea
Nov 9, 2011 6:55 AM CST
|I found that on Tropicos but there was only a photo of a very distant tree.. at the bottom of page 3 The photo on the link above shows deeper golden flowers, others I have checked are more lemon yellow. The leaves do look correct but I really would like to see a closer photo. It's native to Colombia and Venezuela.|
Another distant shot..
One in a street..
I'll see what else I can find.
Nov 9, 2011 7:02 AM CST
|One photo on Tropicos shows the edge of a leaf at the left side which has the same toothed edge. flowers look correct too, and it seems to be a popular street tree, reasons given on the Hawaiian site as being drought resistant which would suit streets where the roots won't get much water.|
Native to Venezuela and Colombia.
Said to be highly drought resistant.
Mass flowering following rains that end a dry period.
Nov 9, 2011 7:23 AM CST
|Great Janet! The flowers do match perfectly, I'm still doubting about the leaves though, I cannot see them clearly on the Tropicos site, nor any pictures of them anywhere else..|
Nov 9, 2011 7:33 AM CST
|There are many Tabebuias with toothed leaves, one is growing in my yard. It has purple flowers, though.|
Nov 9, 2011 7:36 AM CST
|There are vining shrubs that have similar flowers, called Tecomanthe. However, I don't know of one that is that bright yellow.|
Nov 9, 2011 7:48 AM CST
|Look at the leaf edge on the left side of the photo near the bottom Myriam.. use the magnifier to get a better look.|
Tabebuia chrysea was introduced to Hawaii and used as a street tree due to it's suitability so I would think it's one used elsewhere too, particularly in South America.
Nov 9, 2011 8:01 AM CST
|Thanks Hetty for the suggestion..|
yes, Janet when looking very well I can see faintly a toothed leaf edge (I still don't have a magnifier in my browser..).. I think we can safely say this is Tabebuia chrysea
Nov 9, 2011 12:18 PM CST
|I have proposed to add the plant to the database, and then I will propose to add your image, Myriam. Thanks!|
Nov 9, 2011 4:38 PM CST
|This is now in the database.|
Nov 9, 2011 11:28 PM CST