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Tabebuia impetiginosa

Purple Tabebuia

Tabebuia impetiginosa (Martius ex DC.) Standl.

tab-eh-BOO-yah imp-et-ij-ah-NOSE-ah

Bignoniaceae

Explanation of name: Tabebuya, meaning antwood, was a local name for a species of Tabebuia. The specific epithet refers to the skin disease impetigo---the tree probably having a history of treating this affliction.

Natural range: South America.

Recognition: Small to midsized tree having opposite palmately compound leaves, the tree deciduous and becoming covered with purplish or pinkish tubular flowers in the late winter or spring while leafless. Magnificent when flowering.

Internet source: http://books.google.com/books?id=rE0tBTLdLAMC&pg=PA110&lpg=PA110&dq=tabebuia+flora&source=bl&ots=H59yeW-W0N&sig=t7n7M1jxK2Ebhl1wYNGO4gA3T-0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2IYXT-DpNIrG0AGbwuTyAg&ved=0CFYQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=tabebuia%20flora&f=false

 

 

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Tabebuia impetiginosa

Purple Tabebuia

Exotic

Tree

LW SP

(PBSC)

20

(UFST617, PBSC)

 

SU

ME

WD

AT

DT

(UFST617)

Tabebuia Thrips?

 

 


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