Regularity: Regularly occurring
In terminal panicles; golden yellow, fragrant. Flowering from December-February.
A linear capsule, compressed, brown when mature; seeds many, 2-winged. Fruiting throughout the year.
Young leaves glossy green.
Ovate-oblong to lanceolate
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Tecoma stans
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Tecoma stans
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 21
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure
Reasons: Ranges from southernmost Arizona and Texas southward through the Antilles and Central America to northern Argentina, from sea level to 2800 meters (above 1500 m almost entirely as var. velutina). Widely cultivated, and sometimes naturalized (e.g., in southern Florida).
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Cultivated in gardens and temples.
'Tecoma Stans' is one of those plants which is not evaluated either chemically or mechanically yet, there are lots of evaluation not carried out yet. Tecoma stans is a species of flowering perennial shrub in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae, that is native to the Americas. Common names include yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger-thomas. Tecoma stans is the official flower of the United States Virgin Islands and the floral emblem of the Bahamas.
Yellow trumpetbush is an attractive plant that is cultivated as an ornamental. It has sharply toothed, lance-shaped green leaves and bears large, showy, bright golden yellow trumpet-shaped flowers. It is drought-tolerant and grows well in warm climates. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The plant produces pods containing yellow seeds with papery wings. The plant is desirable fodder when it grows in fields grazed by livestock. Yellow trumpetbush is a ruderal species, readily colonizing disturbed, rocky, sandy, and cleared land and occasionally becoming an invasive weed
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Comprised of three varieties (A.H. Gentry 1992), or perhaps two or none; Kartesz (1999) does not recognize var. angustata or "angustatum", considering it a synonym.
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