(Silva Manso) Benth. & Hook.f. ex S.Moore
Handroanthus caraiba (Mart.) Mattos
Tabebuia argentea (Bureau & K. Schum.) Britt.
Tabebuia aurea is a species of Tabebuia native to South America in Suriname, Brazil, eastern Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. The common English name Caribbean Trumpet Tree is misleading, as it is not native to the Caribbean.
This species presence in riparian areas of the Caatinga of northeastern Brazil is a crucial resource for Spix's Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii), which is presently extinct in the wild with fewer than 100 birds remaining in captivity. Any future reintroduction would have to provide sufficient T. aurea for nesting and other purposes - while the tree is not considered threatened on a global scale, locally it has declined due to unsustainable use for timber.
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