Classifications and Characteristics
|Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
|Plant Growth Form
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Mode of Nutrition
|Preferred Climate Zone
|Local Conservation Status
|Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
Description and Ethnobotany
|An evergreen shrub to a small tree, growing to about 3 - 7 m tall.
|Leaves are compound (odd-pinnate), leaflets ovate to oblong, with serrated margin.
|Flowers are trumpet-shaped, bright yellow of up to 5 cm long, borne on axillary and terminal racemes. Flowers are slightly fragrant.
|Brown bean-like capsules up to 20 cm long, that contain papery-winged seeds.
|Plant can be propagated via seeds and stem cuttings. Plant love full sun, but can tolerate slight shade. Prune regularly to keep it compact.
|The genus Tecoma is taken from Mexican name, tecomaxochitl.
|The plant is ideal for containers and mass planting for its large clusters of bright yellow flowers.
|Desirable Plant Features
|Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
|General, Roadside Tree / Palm, Parks & Gardens, Container Planting
Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal
|Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna
|Bird Attracting (Flowers)
Plant Care and Propagation
|Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
|Attacks by mealybugs.
|Seed, Stem Cutting
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Mature Foliage Texture(s)
|Prominent Young Flush Colour(s)
|Young Flush Texture(s)
|Smooth, Prickly / Bristly / Stinging
|Foliar Attachment to Stem
|Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate, Oblong)
|Pinnate / Net
|Serrate / Toothed
|Foliar Apex - Tip
|Rounded / Obtuse
|Flower & Plant Sexuality
|Yellow / Golden
|Cluster / Inflorescence
|Individual Flower Shape
Fruit, Seed and Spore
|Mature Fruit Colour(s)
|Dehiscent Dry Fruit , Capsule
|The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.