Tecoma stans s (L.) Juss. ex Kunth

Kannada Name : Koranechellar
Common Name : Yellow elder, Yellow trumpetbush
Family Name : Bignoniaceae
Scientific Name : Tecoma stans
Species Type : Exotic
Phenology : Evergreen
Conservation Status : Not known
Flowering Period : October - May
Fruiting Period : June - August
Origin : South America


A leaf infusion can be taken orally for treating diabetes and stomach pains. A strong leaf and root decoction is taken orally as a diuretic, to treat syphilis or for intestinal worms. The flowers are diuretic.


Shrub or small evergreen tree, glabrous. Leaves imparipinnate, opposite, 3‐9-foliolate; leaflets lanceolate, apex acute to acuminate, puberulent especially on the main veins, base oblique, apex acuminate, margin serrate. Inflorescence a terminal raceme of up to 20 yellow flowers. Flowers bisexual, tubular, bright yellow, fragrant. Fruit a capsule, dehiscent. Seeds orbicular-compressed, winged.