Tabebuia pallida

Tabebuia pallida

Image of flower of Tabebuia pallida

(White trumpet tree)

FAMILY

Bignoniaceae

Species

Tabebuia pallida

Common name

White trumpet tree

Flower colour

Flowers white; tree

Campus

Townsville area

Description

This species is similar to the very polymorphic species T. heterophylla. Typical specimens have only a single leaflet but some have three leaflets. However the petioles are 4-5 cm long rather than 6-10 cm and they are not pale yellow, nor is the midrib. Flowers are white to pale mauve with a pale yellowish throat. Capsules to 17 cm long and about 1 cm wide, dark lepidote scales are obvious on green fruits. Overall this is a much larger tree than T. heterophylla when they are grown under similar conditions.