Tecoma Juss.

Trumpet Bush

From the Mexican name, Tecomaxochitl.

Upright trees and shrubs. Leaves compound with a terminal leaflet. Leaflets 3 or more, margins sawtoothed. Flower clusters terminal, sometimes branched. Flowers tubular to bell-shaped, orange or yellow. Calyx cup-shaped, 5-lobed. Stamens enclosed. Fruit capsule linear, flattened; seeds narrow, winged.

Grown for the bell-like flowers, sometimes as a bush or screen, mostly in warmer regions.

Seeds and softwood cuttings.

Upright plants; stamens enclosed.

About 14 species from tropical and South Africa; tropical America especially Andes to Arizona.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Bignoniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Bignoniaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Tecoma capensis (Thunb.) Lindl.
species         Tecoma ×smithii Wats.
species         Tecoma stans (L.) Kunth