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Pink flowering trumpet-tree, Ipê roxo (Tabebuia) 2 photos | by Tatters ✾
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Pink flowering trumpet-tree, Ipê roxo (Tabebuia) 2 photos

Tabebuias (trumpet-trees) are taxonomy mine field.

You cannot miss them, as Tabebuias are the most beautiful trees in the world.

They are all from South America, up to Mexico, - from Cerrado to rainforest.


In Brazil they are called ipê roxo (pink Tabebuias) and Ipê-amarelo (yellow Tabebuias).

But species botanic names are in complete mess, as I can see it .

Look just here in GRIN - Tabebuia sp..

Anyright, for taxonomy better to refer to the official government Brazilian site


There are at least 4 Tabebuias with pink flowers.

I tend to think my tree is Tabebuia heptaphylla , surprisingly blooming in winter.

It could be very similar T. rosea.


Tabebuias are semi-deciduous, and it means you really cannot use it for ID.

The difference is mainly in the leaflets.The Tabebuias leaves are palmate compound with different shape, size and numbers of leaflets for each species.


Notice the Bunya pine (Australian Araucaria) on the left and "Queenslander" building (traditional old house)on the right.

Location: Anzac park in Toowong, near Mt. Coot-tha botanic garden Brisbane, Australia.

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Taken on May 27, 2010