Tabebuia aurea (syn. T. argentea)

Tabebuia aurea (syn. T. argentea)

Image of flowers of T. aurea

(Tree of gold, Silver trumpet tree)

FAMILY

Bignoniaceae

Species

Tabebuia aurea (syn. T. argentea)

Common name(s)

Tree of gold, Silver trumpet tree

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow, tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This species includes T. argentea. This small tree is easily recognised by the corky bark and the grey, leathery leaves, which have 5-7 leaflets radiating out from a central point like spokes on a wheel, and these are silvery on the lower surface. The yellow, tubular flowers form dense clusters towards the ends of the branches. Capsules to about 9 cm long and often about 2.5 cm wide, glabrous.

four images of Tabebuia aurea