Tecoma stans (L.) Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth

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Tecoma stans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Tecoma stans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Tecoma stans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Common names: Yellow bells (English) Yellow elder (English) Yellow trumpet flower (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Evergreen shrub or small tree, to 7 m. Leaflets 5-13, sharply serrate, sessile. Flowers bright yellow. Capsule 12-20 cm.
Notes: Introduced as a garden ornamental and it is very commonly grown in Harare gardens. It is occasionally found growing in a semi-naturalised state. Plants, such as those found at Cleveland Dam, most likely originate from a planted specimen but they seem to have successsfully multiplied to form a small localised population.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland and on roadsides
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Southern Florida to the West Indies and South America
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 7 October 2006


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tecoma stans
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tecoma stans
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tecoma stans
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JSTOR Plant Science: Tecoma stans
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tecoma stans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tecoma stans
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tecoma stans
Tropicos: Tecoma stans

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tecoma stans.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152400, retrieved 20 January 2018

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