From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Starr 071024-0141 Tecoma stans.jpg
Tecoma stans
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Tribe: Tecomeae
Genus: Tecoma

See text.

  • Stenolobium D.Don
  • Tecomaria Spach
  • Kokoschkinia Turcz.
  • Ducoudraea Bureau
  • Gelseminum Kuntze nom. illeg.

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.[3] Trumpetbush is a common name for plants in this genus.[4]


Hybrids and cultivars[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]


  1. ^ "Taxon: Tecoma Juss". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2005-02-09. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
  2. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. 4 R-Z. Taylor & Francis US. p. 2637. ISBN 978-0-8493-2678-3.
  4. ^ "Tecoma". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Tecoma". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
  6. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Tecoma". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-18.