Tecoma

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Tecoma
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Tecoma stans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Tribe: Tecomeae
Genus: Tecoma
Juss.[1]
Species

See text.

Synonyms

Kokoschkinia Turcz.
Stenolobium D.Don[1]

Tecoma is a genus of 14 species of shrubs or small trees in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae. Twelve species are from the Americas, while the other two species are African. The American species range from the extreme southern United States through Central America and the Antilles south through Andean South America to northern Argentina. The generic name is derived from the Nahuatl word tecomaxochitl, which was applied by the indigenous peoples of Mexico to plants with tubular flowers.[2]

Species[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taxon: Tecoma Juss.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2005-02-09. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  2. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. 4 R-Z. Taylor & Francis US. p. 2637. ISBN 978-0-8493-2678-3. 
  3. ^ "Tecoma". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  4. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Tecoma". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-18.