Friday, July 21, 2006


Today's Photo Friday challenge is "Common" . As June and July are the months of the magnificent pink tubular flowers of the Tabebuia pentaphylla, I post some photos of this beautiful tree. The first seven photos were taken in my garden by myself.

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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  1. How beautiful the trees. I enjoyed your Friday Fotos. I remember seeing these in El Salvador.

  2. Sonia, this tree is gorgeous! How long do those blooms stay on the tree?

  3. I have never heard about this tree. Very interesting to read about the other side of the world.


  4. One man's meat...I always find it interesting that what is exotic and new to my eyes might very well be something quite common to someone else!

  5. You have a great site. These are really nice shots.

  6. They are such a pretty shade of pink. I love that they are trees and you get that pretty pink against the sky.Beautiful.

  7. The "common" to you - so uncommon to us. And so uncommonly beautiful.

  8. Oh my! Thankyou for posting these stunning images. Do these trees flower after the leaves have dropped?

  9. Sonia,
    Thanks for visiting me! I am enjoying seeing the beautiful trees and flowers of your country.

  10. Lovely Sonia!! I love the one with the bird too!

    (You asked in my blog who Cucoo was. That is the purple headed thing Sandy is holding. She just named it that. It might be a pencil with that thing on top of it, but I'm not sure. She photos it a lot and just has fun with it, like it's a real thing.)

  11. Wow, I am unfamiliar with this tree and the flowers are beautiful. You and Carlos's photos are just sensational.

  12. Beautiful tree and beautiful photos.

  13. What a bloom! will there be green leaves?

  14. Hello Sonia ~ thank you so much for your comments and once again the photos on your blog are stunning.
    This is such a beautiful tree and the blooms a delicious pink!

  15. Hi Sonia,
    What a wonderful blog. I love it! I can't wait to read your archives. The photos in this post are great but I was very fascinated by the previous post about your family. I'd love to read your grandfather's books. Also, your relatives are uncommonly attractive. I hope there's a photo of you lurking somewhere in the archives.
    Thanks for you kind comments at my site. I really appreciated your visit.
    BTW, If you haven't visited Claude at Blogging in Paris (the link is in my comment section) I think you'd very much enjoy her blog.

  16. I can't get over how beautiful those pink flowers on that tree are. They are just gorgeous!

    Sandy :)

  17. Oh My, Sonia...that is a BEAUTIFUL tree! Those photographs are gorgeous, too...The color of the blossoms is just lucious!! Truly extrordinary....All I can say is WOW!!! I wush we had this tree here...if we do, I do not remember ever seeing it....Thank you dear Sonia for this very very beautiful post.

  18. What beautiful, beautiful trees. They must be amazing to see in full flower. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are well. Take care, Meow

  19. The blooms themselves seem very similar to our azaleas here in the States but the tree is so much grander! I love the pink against the blue, blue sky.

  20. Sonia, these photos are amazing! Love the last one, too with the building in the background -- so much interest captured there!

  21. I went and saw you in the festival of trees well done!

  22. Sonia, I went and saw you at The Festival of Trees. What a lovley idea. Well done.

  23. When I looked at the first photo I thought the flowers were very like tall bearded irises, my favorite flower. That would be something to have a tree with iris-like flowers. Thank you for the beautiful photos, Sonia!

  24. Wow. what a lovely tree! I've never seen this one before. Such pretty flowers and wonderful photos. Thanks for educating me a little more Sonia! You always do :)


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