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Tabebuia heterophylla


Tabebuia heterophylla (DC.) Britton

Family Name: Bignoniaceae
Synonyms: Bignonia pentaphylla, Tabebuia triphylla, Leucoxylon riparium, Bignonia leucoxylon, Tecoma pentaphylla, Tecoma leucoxylon, Raputia heterophylla, Tabebuia riparia
Common Name: White Tabebuia


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Tree (Small (6m-15m))
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Central America, Caribbean

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.0 (Tree - Intermediate Canopy)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White

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Master ID 1877
Species ID 3170
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Species record last updated on: 18 February 2022.