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Cybistax antisyphilitica.jpg
C. antisyphilitica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Cybistax
Mart. ex Meisn.[1]
Type species
C. antisyphilitica
(Mart.) Mart.[1]

Cybistax is a genus containing a single species, Cybistax antisyphilitica (Mart.) Mart.,[3] a flowering and economic timber tree from tropical Central and South America. These semi-deciduous plants have greyish green, opposite, palmately compounded leaves and close-grained, light-colored wood good for furniture. In early spring, the plants bear showy clusters of bright yellow, funnel-shaped flowers 2-2.5 cm wide at branch ends. Pods are 25–50 cm long, straight, pendulous and brown with thin, flat seeds inside. The seeds have papery wings.


  1. ^ a b  The genus Cybistax was originally described and published in Pl. Vasc. Gen. 2: 208. 1840. "Name - Cybistax Mart. ex Meisn.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved July 17, 2010. Type Specimens
    T: Cybistax antisyphilitica (Mart.) Mart. Published in Systema Materiae Medicae Vegetabilis Brasiliensis 66. 1843.
  2. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, entry for Cybistax antisyphilitica". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, entry for Cybistax". Retrieved June 3, 2014.