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Tabebuia rosea
(Bertol.) DC., Bignoniaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 3 (Go to the risk assessment)

Other Latin names:  Tabebuia pentaphylla auct.; Tecoma rosea Bertol.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: pink poui, pink tecoma, rosy trumpet tree

Spanish: roble

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Tree to 75 feet tall.  Leaves compound; leaflets 5, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, 3-18 inches long, both sides ± scaly, base rounded to wedge-shaped, apex sharply acute to tapering.  Inflorescence a panicle, usually many-flowered.  Flower calyx cup-shaped, 0.4-0.8 inches long, 2-lipped, leathery, scaly, usually persistent; corolla 2-4 inches long, lavender or pale magenta, throat yellow fading to white; stamens included.  Fruit linear-cylindric, 8.5-15 inches long"  (Staples & Herbst, 2005; p. 189).

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  Seed, wind-dispersed (Staples et al., 2000; p. 18).

Native range:  Mexico, Central America and northern South America (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Voucher cited: J. Florence 7838 (PAP)
Ornementale rare à Tahiti.
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island   Wagner, W. L./ Herbst, D. R./Weitzman, A./Lorence, D.H. (2013)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1958) (voucher ID: BISH 43021)
Taxon name on voucher: Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) DC.
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Maui Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1995) (voucher ID: BISH 642115)
Taxon name on voucher: Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) DC.
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Frohlich, Danielle/Lau, Alex (2010) (p. 6)
Voucher cited: OED 2008082201 (BISH)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1965) (voucher ID: BISH 7227)
Taxon name on voucher: Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) DC.
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre introduced
cultivated
MacKee, H. S. (1994) (p. 22)
Vouchers cited: Jaffré 1945 (NOU), MacKee 43891
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Ecuador (Mainland)
Ecuador
Ecuador (Republic of) (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
El Salvador
El Salvador
El Salvador (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guatemala (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Honduras
Honduras
Honduras (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico (United Mexican States) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Nicaragua (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Panama
Panama
Panama (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore (Republic of) introduced
invasive
Chong, Kwek Yan/Tan, Hugh T. W./Corlett, Richard T. (2009) (p. 84)
Casual


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