Tabebuia aurea (Silva Manso) Benth. & Hook.f. ex S.Moore
Synonyms: Bignonia aurea Silva Manso, Bignonia squamellulosa DC., Couralia caraiba (Mart.) Corr.Méllo ex Stellfeld, Gelseminum caraiba (Mart.) Kuntze, Handroanthus caraiba (Mart.) Mattos, Handroanthus leucophloeus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos, Tabebuia argentea (Bureau & K.Schum.) Britton, Tabebuia caraiba (Mart.) Bureau, Tabebuia caraiba var. squamellulosa (A. DC.) Bur. & K. Schum., Tabebuia suberosa Rusby, Tecoma argentea Bureau & K.Schum., Tecoma aurea (Silva Manso) DC., Tecoma caraiba Mart., Tecoma caraiba var. grandiflora Hassl., Tecoma caraiba var. squamellulosa Bureau & K.Schum., Tecoma leucophlaeos Mart. ex DC., Tecoma squamellulosa DC., Tecoma trichocalycina DC.
English: Caribbean trumpet-tree
French: Poirier jaune
Vietnamese: Chuông vàng (cây)
Description: This tree grows up to 15m tall. It is semi-deciduous, has a round crown, with thick and tortuous branches. Its bark is grey, thick, corky and fissured. Leaves are 5–15 by 2–7cm, opposite, and palmately compound. There are 5 elliptical leaflets that are coriaceous, covered with an indumentum of squamose trichomes. They have an obtuse apex, entire margin, and rounded base. The petiole is 5–7cm. Flowers are 8cm long, in groups of 40, tubular-campanulate, yellow, and very showy. The fruits are capsules, 8–15 by 1.5–2.5cm long and narrowly cylindrical, with a dense indumentum of squamose trichomes. Seeds are up to 4cm wide, flat, with two opposite membranous wings on each side. The tree flowers in June–August and fruits in August–September.
Uses: Bark: digestive, anti-inflammatory; for skin eruptions; decoction: febrifuge, anti-emetic Stem bark, infusion: abortifacient. Stem bark: uterine stimulant effect. Dried leaf. Cynaroside, luteolin,6-hydroxy, luteolin,6-hydroxy: 7-O-glucoside: flavone. [ Medicinal flora of Argentina]
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