Tabebuia aurea (Manso) Benth. & Hook.f. ex S.Moore

Kannada Name : -
Common Name : Silver trumpet tree
Family Name : Bignoniaceae
Scientific Name : Tabebuia aurea
Species Type : Exotic
Phenology : Evergreen
Conservation Status : Not known
Flowering Period : February - April
Fruiting Period : None
Origin : Tropical America


The wood is used for tool handles, objects that need to be curved, flexible rulers, furniture, frames, construction etc.


Semi-deciduous tree, up to 16 m tall. Young branches often thick and corky, subterete to subtetragonous, lepidote. Palmate leaves with 5-7 leaflets; leaflets oblong-elliptic to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, coriaceous, light olive green when dry, lepidote or glabrous. Inflorescence a terminal panicle, showy, the branches densely lepidote, base rounded to subcordate, rounded apex or retuse, margin entire. Inflorescence a panicle. Flowers bisexual, tubular, yellow. Fruit a capsule, oblong, greyish, densely lepidote, tapering towards both ends. Seeds with two hyaline-membranous wings on the edges, irregularly brownish at the base, rather continuous with the seed body.