Classifications and Characteristics
|Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
|Plant Growth Form
|Mode of Nutrition
|Local Conservation Status
Description and Ethnobotany
|Tecoma fulva ssp. guarume is a semideciduous, glabrous shrub 1.2 to 3 m tall.
|Leaves are opposite and pinnate. There are 5 or 9 (rarely 11) leaflets in each leaf (10–15 cm long). Leaflets, about 1–3 cm long and 0.5–1.5 cm wide, are glabrous; and obovate to obovate-elliptic. Terminal leaves are larger than laterals, and sometimes lobed. Petioles (1–2 cm) and rachis are winged. Leaf margin is obscurely dentate, and branches are purplish.
|The inﬂorescence is a terminal raceme, occasionally branching basally to form a panicle. Each raceme has 10 to 20 ﬂowered. Flowers are salverform-tubular and regularly widened from the base. Corolla is 5–6.5 cm long. Reddish orange petals fused to form a 4.5–6.0 cm tube with a mouth (1 cm wide) and 5 yellowish-orange lobes of 0.5 cm long. Flowers are bisexual. Stamens elongate to the mouth of the tube and filaments are of equal length. Stigma is 2.2 to 2.5 mm wide with two flattened lobes. Glabrous calyx is cup-like (3.5–6 mm long, 2 to 3 mm wide) and acutely 5-lobed.
|Fruits are capsular and bivalved, 5.5–7 cm long, 6–8 mm wide. Seeds are thin and two-winged.
|Dry forest region of Peru, where it grows between 100 m to 1200 m elevation range.
|Desirable Plant Features
|Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal
|Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna
|Biotic (Fauna) (Vertebrates (Bird))
Plant Care and Propagation
|Drought / Semi-Deciduous
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Mature Foliage Texture(s)
|Foliar Arrangement Along Stem
|Foliar Attachment to Stem
Non - Foliar and Storage
|Flower & Plant Sexuality
|Cluster / Inflorescence
|Individual Flower Shape
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