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Tabebuia rosea

Authority(Bertol.) DC.
FamilyMagnoliopsida:Asteridae:Scrophulariales:Bignoniaceae
SynonymsTabebuia pentaphylla
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Ecocrop code2041



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DESCRIPTION: It is a deciduous tree reaching 25-30 m in height. Flowers showy, purplish-pink to nearly white, up to 8 cm long. Fruit a linear dehiscent capsule containing many winged seeds. USE: It yields an excellent timber. This is one of the most common and showy of the flowering trees of the New World tropics. GROWING PERIOD: Perennial. COMMON NAMES: Mayflower, Apamate, Roble, Pink poui. FURTHER INF: Scientific synonyms: T. pentaphylla, T. pallida. Mayflower can be found at elevations from 100 to 1200 m. The latitudinal range of natural occurrence is 20°N-2°S. Introduced into many tropical countries as an ornamental, for example in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where it was introduced in about 1888. In Sri Lanka it does not thrive in dry districts at sea level. The branches are easily broken by strong winds. Annual wood production potential is 10-20 m3/ha.
Sources
SOURCES: (10.07.02) E2041
Webb D 1984 pp 246 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, LIG, USE]
Purseglove J 1974 pp 629
INSPIRE species 163 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, LIG, USE]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 439 [USE, RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, LIG]
ICRAF Agroforestree Database