Tabebuia Gomes ex DC.

First published in Biblioth. Universelle Genève, sér. 2, 17: 130 (1838)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mexico to Tropical America. It is a tree.


Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Bermuda, Caroline Is., Chagos Archipelago, Florida, Gambia, Hawaii, Marianas, Marshall Is., Seychelles, Venezuelan Antilles


Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Fischer, E., Theisen, I. & Lohmann, L.G. in Kubitkzki, K. (ed.) (2004). Bignoniaceae. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 7: 9-38. Springer.
  • Gentry, A.H (1992). Bignoniaceae-Part II (Tribe Tecomeae). Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(II): 1-370.
  • Gentry, A.H. in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (1997). Bignoniaceae. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 3: 403-491. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • Grose, S.O. & Olmstead, R.G. (2007). Taxonomic revisions in the polyphyletic genus Tabebuia s. l. (Bignoniaceae). Systematic Botany 32: 660-670.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1997 Gomes, A.P.S. [18], Brazil K000902977 Yes
Pennington, R.T. [166], Bolivia 29047.763 No
Richards, P.W. [6572], Brazil K000902950 Yes
Silva, N.T. [1314], Brazil K000902951 Yes
Pereira, B.A.S. [2914], Brazil K000902964 Yes
Black, G.A. [47-969], Brazil K000902974 Yes
Krukoff [5518], Brazil K000902975 Yes
Fontella, J.P. [193], Brazil K000903029 Yes
Belem, R.P. [3762], Brazil K000903030 Yes
Fróes, R.L. [25396], Brazil K000902973 Yes
Argent, G.C.G. [6434], Brazil K000902958 Yes
Prance, G.T. [9197], Brazil K000903025 Yes
Pinto, G.C.P. [213/83], Brazil K000902960 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [2162], Brazil K000902969 Yes
Silva, M.A. [4466], Brazil K000902965 Yes
Prance, G.T. [4179], Brazil K000903026 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [5138], Brazil K000903035 Yes
Prance, G.T. [59269], Brazil K000902967 Yes
Rico, L. [898], Mexico K000902963 Yes
Fontella, J.P. [196], Brazil K000903028 Yes
Argent, G.C.G. [6742], Brazil K000902966 Yes
Fevereiro, V.P.B. [M82], Brazil K000902956 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [7047], Brazil K000902976 Yes
Fevereiro, V.P.B. [s.n.], Brazil K000902957 Yes
Machado, J.W.B. [1], Brazil K000902948 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [5106], Brazil K000903034 Yes
Cobra, L.Q. [261], Brazil K000902972 Yes
Queiroz, L.P. [3892], Brazil K000902961 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [5106], Brazil K000903033 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [2681], Brazil K000902968 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [2160], Brazil K000902953 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [352], Brazil K000902959 Yes
Mendonça, R.C. [3052], Brazil K000902962 Yes
Black, G.A. [54-16610], Brazil K000902970 Yes
Sucre, D. [1573], Brazil K000903027 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [594], Brazil K000902949 Yes
Prance, G.T. [3360], Brazil K000903032 Yes
Black, G.A. [s.n.], Brazil K000902971 Yes
Prance, G.T. [6948], Brazil K000902954 Yes
Santos, R.S. [27991], Brazil K000902952 Yes
Harley, R.M. [24107], Brazil K000902955 Yes
Prance, G.T. [59664], Brazil K000903031 Yes


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