These sets of photos of Tabebuia chrysotricha, known as Ipê-Amarelo (Yellow Ipê), where taken by me near my house. Tabebuia is a genus of about 100 species of large shrubs and trees in the tribe Tecomeae of the family Bignoniaceae. The species range from northern Mexico and the Antilles south to northern Argentina and also Brazil.
Many species are dry-season deciduous and flower on leafless stems at the end of the dry season, making the floral display more conspicuous. The bark of several species is used medicinally. The wood is used for furniture, decking, and other outdoor uses. (Deciduous means temporary or tending to fall off).
Tabebuia chrysotricha (Golden Trumpet Tree)
Photo by Sonia de Amorim Mascaro
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