Skip to main content
This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America.
Tecoma stans

[FTEA]

Bignoniaceae, Sally Bidgood, Bernard Verdcourt, Kaj Vollesen. Cobaeaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees with simple, 3-foliolate or imparipinnate leaves.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets serrate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in terminal racemes or panicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cupular, shallowly 5-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow or orange-red, tubular to campanulate, glabrous outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included, just reaching throat or exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers divaricate to basally divergent, glabrous or pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary narrowly cylindrical, the ovules 2-seriate in each locule. Disk cylindrical.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a linear capsule, somewhat compressed, dehiscing perpendicular to the septum.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds thin with 2 hyaline membranous wings.
Note
A genus of 12 species in the tropics and subtropics of the New World. One species is very widely cultivated and has become naturalised. Several others are also cultivated in East Africa.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
About 14 species, the majority in tropical America.
Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, usually imparipinnate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in terminal racemes or panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tubular-campanulate, oblique, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped, 4–5-lobed, sometimes 2-lipped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, 2 long and 2 short, included or exserted; staminode present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther-thecae attached at the apex, divergent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk ring-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-celled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule linear
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, surrounded by a wing.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Bahamas, Bolivia, Cayman Is., Chile North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Ascension, Bangladesh, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chad, Christmas I., Cook Is., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gilbert Is., Hawaii, India, KwaZulu-Natal, Line Is., Mauritania, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Northern Provinces, St.Helena, Swaziland

Tecoma Juss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rico, L. [1272], Bolivia K000295090
Rico, L. [1160], Bolivia K000661659

First published in Gen. Pl.: 139 (1789)

Accepted by

  • Burger, W. & Gentry, A.H. (2000). Bignoniaceae Fieldiana Botany New Series, n.s., 41: 77-160. Field Museum of Natural History.
  • Fischer, E., Theisen, I. & Lohmann, L.G. in Kubitkzki, K. (ed.) (2004). Bignoniaceae The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 7: 9-38. Springer.
  • Gentry, A.H (1992). Bignoniaceae-Part II (Tribe Tecomeae) Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(II): 1-370.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Tardelli & L. Settesoldi [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Neotropica 25(2): 273–293 (1992)
  • Gen. Pl.: 139 (1789);

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0