In Brazil this tree is known as “Ipê-Rosa” and in English known as Pink tabebuia, Pink tecoma, Pink trumpet, Pink poui and Rosy trumpet-tree.
We can see Tabebuia flowers profusely in winter and they can be seen in several places surrounds my neighborhood and also in quite a few places in the country.
"The Tabebuia pentaphylla rosea is native to continental America and common from wet lowlands to dry uplands, from southern Mexico to Venezuela and coastal Ecuador. The species can be found in essentially pure stands, as isolated trees, or in a mixed forest. Tabebuia rosea is a tall, fast-growing tree reaching 25 to30 m high. The crown is wide, stratified, and irregular, with a few thick, horizontal branches; the bole is straight, sometimes channeled at base. Leaves are dropped March through June. Tabebuia rosea is found in deep and superficial soils, but grows better in well-drained soils with a light texture. Tabebuia rosea was previously identified as Tabebuia pentaphylla in several Central American countries.”
This large, erect and semi-deciduous tree with delicate trumpet-shaped flowers that appear in clusters in pastel shades of pink, make a wonderful spectacle. The tree draws attention because of its profuse flowering and the falling blooms make a dense carpet below.
Photo by Carlos A. Mascaro.
Photo by Carlos A.Mascaro (Avaré)
This photo was taken in Avaré (State of São Paulo) by Carlos Mascaro.
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