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Pakistan | Family List | Bignoniaceae | Tecoma

Tecoma stans (Linn.) Juss. ex H,B & K., Nov. Gen. Sp. 3:144. 1818. G.Nicolson, Gard. Dict. 4:13.1889; Talbot, For. Fl.Bomb. Presd. & Sind, 2:319.1911; L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 6:3317.1917; Parker For. Fl. Punj. 375.1918; N.L.Bor & M.B. Raizada, Ind. Climb. & Shrubs, 37.1954; J.K.Maheshwari, Fl. Delhi, 258.1963.

  • Bignonia stans Linn.
  • Stenolobium stans (Linn.) D.Don

    Shrub up to 2.5 m tall, glabrous. Leaves opposite, pinnate, with 3-7 leaflets; leaflets elliptic to elliptic-ovate. Flowers in short terminal ± erect panicles, bright yellow, fragrant. Calyx tubular-campanulate, ± 4.5 mm long; lobes triangular, acuminate, ciliolate. Corolla tube 32-33 mm long, abruptly contracted at the base, sparse pubescent within and glandulose towards the base; lobes subequal. Stamens included; filaments of longer stamens 20 mm long, curved, base glandulose; anther cells 2, linear, pubescent; staminodes filiform, 5-6, 5mm long. Disc shallow cupular, 5-lobed, fleshy. Ovary c. 3.5 mm long, elongated, minutely papillose. Style 18-20 mm long; stigma 2-lobed, lobes oval to ovoid, c. 1.5 mm long. Capsule 12-16 x 0.7-0.8 cm. Seeds orbicular-compressed, 5 x 6-6.5 mm (wing 16-18 mm broad).

    Fl. Per.: most of the year.

    Type: Described from America.

    Distribution: A native of tropical S.America. Widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics.

    The “Yellow Alder” is commonly cultivated in gardens.


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