Midday Yellow Trumpet
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Midday Yellow Trumpet
D Introduced Photo: Aarti Khale
Common name: Midday Yellow Trumpet
Botanical name: Handroanthus chrysanthus subsp. meridionalis    Family: Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda family)
Synonyms: Tecoma spectabilis, Tabebuia spectabilis

Midday Yellow Trumpet is a small to medium tree, about 15 m tall. Leaves are digitately compound, with 5-6 leaflets which are ovate-oblong, 6-12 cm long. Flowers are borne in panicles of bright yellow funnel-shaped flowers, 4.5-5.5 cm long, at branch ends. Petals are fringed, 4 cm across. Midday Yellow Trumpet is native to Columbia, grown as an ornamental tree in tropical countries. Flowering: March-April.

Identification credit: Aarti Khale Photographed in Lalbagh, Bangalore.

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