Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
(Mart. ex DC.) Standl.
Tabebuia chrysotricha (Pronunciation: tab-eh-BOO-yuh kriss-oh-TRICK-uh), commonly known as Golden Trumpet Tree, is an evergreen tree from Brazil. It is very similar to and often confused with Tabebuia ochracea. In Portuguese it is called "Ipê amarelo" and is considered the national tree of Brazil.
T. chrisotricha grows to a height of 25 to 35 feet, with a spread of 25 to 35 feet. It has very showy golden-yellow to red flowers in the spring. These are rich in nectar and thus the tree is a useful honey plant. While it is not especially popular with hummingbirds, some of these - e.g. Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon lucidus) and White-throated Hummingbird (Leucochloris albicollis) - seem to prefer them over the flowers of other Tabebuia species.
The Golden Trumpet Tree is grown outside Brazil as a street tree and garden tree. The USDA rates it for hardiness zones 10 through 11, and moderately drought-tolerant.
- Baza Mendonça & dos Anjos (2005)
- Baza Mendonça, Luciana & dos Anjos, Luiz (2005): Beija-flores (Aves, Trochilidae) e seus recursos florais em uma área urbana do Sul do Brasil [Hummingbirds (Aves, Trochilidae) and their flowers in an urban area of southern Brazil]. [Portuguese with English abstract] Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 22(1): 51–59. doi:10.1590/S0101-81752005000100007 PDF fulltext
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