Tabebuia chrysantha (Jacq.) G.Nicholson
  • Ill. Dict. Gard.


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General Information

Tabebuia chrysantha (Jacq.) G. Nicholson, Ill. Dict. Gard. 4: 1. 1887; Bignonia chrysantha Jacq.

Arboles hasta 30 m de alto y 50 cm de diámetro. Hojas palmadamente 5 (–7)-folioladas; folíolos ampliamente elípticos a oblongo-obovados, ápice acuminado, lepidotos en la haz y en el envés, estrellado-puberulentos al menos a lo largo de los nervios principales del envés y escasamente sobre toda la superficie. Inflorescencia estrellado-pubescente, flores amarillas; cáliz campanulado, 5-lobado, 5–13 mm de largo y 4–12 mm de ancho, estrellado-pubescente; corola tubular-infundibuliforme, 3–8 cm de largo. Cápsula linear-cilíndrica, hasta 50 cm de largo y 2 cm de ancho, escasamente estrellado-pubescente.

Raramente colectada en Nicaragua, en bosques primarios, zona pacífica; 300–500 m; fl feb; Sandino 3837, Stevens 22867; México a Perú.

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    Tree to 25 m tall and 50 cm d.b.h., the bark pale to dark gray, scaly; wood hard and heavy, dark olive brown with yellow (lapachol) deposits in the vessels; twigs subtetragonal, varyingly stellate-pubescent when young, glabrescent, the nodes without interpetiolar glands or pseudostipules. Leaves palmately 5(-7)- foliolate; the leaflets broadly elliptic to oblong-obovate, abruptly acuminate, obtuse to truncate or asymmetrically subcordate, the terminal leaflet 6-27 cm long and 4-12.3 cm wide, the intermediate leaflets 5-25 cm long and 3.4-11 cm wide, the lateral leaflets 2.5-14 cm long and 1.4-8.3 cm wide, entire or serrate, membranaceous to rigid-chartaceous, lepidote above and beneath, sometimes stel- late-pubescent above, always to some extent beneath especially along main veins, the trichomes scattered over the lamina; terminal petiolule 1.2-9 cm long, intermediate petiolules 0.7-6.7 cm long, lateral petiolules 0.3-2.1 cm long, the petiole 5-23 cm long, stellate-pubescent to glabrate. Inflorescence a contracted terminal panicle, the branches stellate-pubescent, the bracts extremely reduced. Flowers slightly aromatic, calyx campanulate, 5-lobed, the lobes often more or less reflexed, 5-13 mm long and 4-12 mm wide, shortly stellate-pubescent; corolla tubular-infundibuliform, 3-8 cm long, yellow with reddish penciling in the throat and the venation (dried) reticulate to the margins of the lobes, the dried tube and lobes indistinguishable in color, the tube 2.2-5 cm long and 0.6-2.2 cm wide at the mouth, the lobes 0.9-2.6 cm long, glabrous outside and 4 lines of simple or usually once-branched, 2-3-celled trichomes extending inside from the 4 lower sinuses to the level of stamen insertion, the level of stamen insertion glandular-pubescent; stamens didynamous, inserted 4-8 mm from the base of the corolla tube, the longer filaments 1.6-2.2 cm long, shorter filaments 1.0-1.5 cm long, the anther thecae divaricate, 2-3 mm long, the staminode 4-9 mm long; pistil 1.8-3.1 cm long, the ovary linear, 3.5-5 mm long and 1.5-2 mm wide, glabrous to lepidote or sparsely stellate-pubescent, the ovules 8-10-seriate in each locule; disc pulvinate, 0.5-1 mm long and 2-3 mm wide. Capsule linear-cylindric, tapered at the ends, to 50 cm long and 2.0 cm wide, sparingly short stellate pubescent; seeds 0.4-0.9 cm long and 1.4-3.3 cm wide, the wings hyaline-membranaceous, well demarcated from the seed body.

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    Habit

    Tree

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    • 2
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    Distribution

    occurs from Mexico to Honduras and in Trinidad and northern Venezuela

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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     Information From

    Bignoniaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Nicaragua
    http://www.tropicos.org/projectwebportal.aspx?projectid=7&pagename=Home&langid=66
    WD Stevens, CU Ulloa, A Pool and OM Montiel. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden