Tabebuia heterophylla

Tabebuia heterophylla

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(Pink trumpet tree, White or pink cedar)

FAMILY

Bignoniaceae

Species

Tabebuia heterophylla

Common name

Pink trumpet tree, White cedar, Pink cedar

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pink; tree

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

An evergreen or semi-deciduous tree is quite common on campus. A large tree it is easily recognised by the leathery leaves with 3-5 leaflets with yellowish petioles and mid ribs. The margins of the leaflets are smooth and leaflets are rounded at the apex. The large flowers are trumpet-shaped pink or sometimes whitish with a yellowish throat, and are carried in clusters on the outside of the tree. Fruit is a long dehiscent capsule usually about 10 cm long but may be more, with numerous seeds, about 1.5 cm long including wings. T. pallida is often treated as a subspecies of T. heterophylla but it typically has only 1-3 leaflets and the petioles are shorter.

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