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Ipê-Branco / Tabebuia roseo-alba - Brasília

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Portuguese

Ipê-branco é uma árvore brasileira, descrita inicialmente em 1890 como Bignonia roseo-alba. Seus nomes, tanto científico quanto popular, vêm do tupi-guarani: ipê significa "árvore de casca grossa" e tabebuia é "pau" ou "madeira que flutua".

 

English

Tabebuia roseo-alba, known as White Ipê, ipê-branco or lapacho blanco, is a tree native to Cerrado and Pantanal vegetation in Brazil, but also appears in Argentina (especially in the "Esteros del Ibera" wetlands) and more rarely in Paraguay.

This plant is frequently used as an ornamental plant and honey plant in Brazil and Argentina. On the other hand, its flowers seem to be less popular with many hummingbirds than those of other Tabebuia, being visited mostly by the occasional generalist species like the Gilded Sapphire (Hylocharis chrysura).

 

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Taken on September 2, 2009