Handroanthus chrysotrichus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos

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Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Sunridge Road, near Blue Kerry, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Sunridge Road, near Blue Kerry, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Sunridge Road, near Blue Kerry, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Sunridge Road, near Blue Kerry, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Mark Hyde
34, Kent Road, Highlands, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Mark Hyde
34, Kent Road, Highlands, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Outside National Herbarium, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Outside National Herbarium, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Outside National Herbarium, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Outside National Herbarium, Harare

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harare Gardens

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Gardens at front of the Celebration Centre, Harare

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Synonyms: Tabebuia chrysotricha (DC.) Standl.
Common names: Golden trumpet tree (English)
Description: Shrub or small tree. Leaves palmately 3-5-foliolate; leaflets oblong-obovate or oblong-elliptic, mostly 2-11 cm long, stellate-pubescent; petiole 1-2.5 cm long; petiolules up to 8 cm long. Inflorescences in subsessile terminal clusters, few-flowered. Calyx tubular, 1-2 cm long, hairy. Corolla yellow with reddish lines at the throat; tube 3.5-5.5 cm long; lobes 0.5-1.5 cm long. Fruit linear-cylindrical, 11-38 cm long, reddish or golden hairy.
Notes: Popular as an ornamental tree but young trees and seedlings are occasionally seen as naturalized escapes.
Derivation of specific name: chrysotrichus: from Greek: chryso, meaning golden and tricho, hair, hence golden-hairy.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Wednesday 3 January 2018
Literature:

Bidgood, S., Verdcourt, B. & Vollesen K. (2006). Bignoniaceae and Cobaeaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 17.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Handroanthus chrysotrichus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Handroanthus chrysotrichus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Handroanthus chrysotrichus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Handroanthus chrysotrichus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Handroanthus chrysotrichus
JSTOR Plant Science: Handroanthus chrysotrichus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Handroanthus chrysotrichus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Handroanthus chrysotrichus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Handroanthus chrysotrichus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=169390, retrieved 11 August 2022

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