Tecoma Juss.
  • Gen. Pl. 139. 1789.


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General Information

Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth in Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth var. stans, Nov. Gen. Sp. 3: 144. 1819; Bignonia stans L.

Arbustos a árboles pequeños. Hojas imparipinnadas, 3–9-folioladas; folíolos serrados, lanceolados, ápice agudo a acuminado, puberulentos al menos a lo largo del nervio principal de la haz y del envés, a veces sobre toda la superficie del envés (T. stans var. velutina DC.). Inflorescencia un racimo terminal de hasta 20 flores amarillas; cáliz cupular, regularmente 5-dentado, dientes apiculados, 3–7 mm de largo; corola tubular-campanulada sobre un tubo basal angosto, 3.5–6 cm de largo, glabra por fuera. Cápsula linear, subterete cuando fresca, 7–21 cm de largo y 5–7 mm de ancho, lenticelada, más o menos glabra, a veces ligeramente lepidota; semillas 2-aladas con alas hialino-membranáceas.

Muy común en todas las zonas del país, mayormente en ambientes ruderales; 0–1300 m; fl sep–may, fr dic–abr; Grijalva 1882, Sandino 343; Estados Unidos (extremo sur de Arizona y Florida) hasta Argentina. Género con 12 especies distribuidas desde los Estados Unidos (Arizona) hasta América tropical. "Sardinillo".

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    Shrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, 3-foliolate or imparipinnately com- pound, the leaflets serrate. Inflorescence a terminal raceme or racemose panicle. Flowers with the calyx cupular, with 5 shallow, often apiculate, deltoid lobes, corolla yellow or orangish, tubular-campanulate to narrowly tubular-infundib- uliform, glabrous outside; stamens exserted or included, the anthers variously divergent, glabrous or pilose; pollen grains single, oblong, 3-colpate, the exine microreticulate; ovary narrowly cylindric, lepidote, the ovules 2-seriate in each locule; disc cupular-pulvinate. Fruit a linear capsule, somewhat compressed parallel to the septum but dehiscing perpendicularly to it, the valves smooth, more or less glabrous; seeds thin, bialate, the wings hyaline-membranaceous, sharply demarcated from the seed body.

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    Habit

    Shrubs or small trees

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    • 2
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    Distribution

    About a dozen species ranging from extreme southern Arizona and southern Florida through tropical America to northern Argentina, especially in the Andes.

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    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).