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Tecoma castanifolia
(D.Don) Melch., Bignoniaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Other Latin names:  Stenolobium castanifolium D. Don; Tecoma gaudichaudii DC.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: chestnutleaf trumpetbush

Habit:  shrub/tree

Description:  "Glabrous or the leaves especially when young weakly to densely pubescent beneath with stellate trichomes; leaves oblong-elliptic, acute or the leaflets of trifoliate leaves acuminate, the lateral typically smaller than the medial, this often 1.5-2.5 dm. long, 6-9 cm. wide; panicles typically spiciform or branched (in Peru simple or subsimple); calyx 3-4 mm. long, 2-2.5 mm. broad, equally 5-dentate; corolla 3.5 to 3.8 cm. long, width (in herb.) 12 mm. (or broader); tube 1-1.5 mm. broad, two and a half to three times longer than calyx; capsules 2 cm. long"  (Macbride, 1961; 5C/1:80-81).

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

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Ecuador and Peru (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Herbarium Pacificum Staff (1998) (p. 9)
Vouchers cited: Landgraf s.n. (BISH 43016), D. Preston & F. Howarth s.n. (BISH 646673)
"Reproducing and spreading in Lualualei Valley".
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Ecuador (Mainland)
Ecuador
Ecuador (Republic of) (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Perú
Perú
Perú (Republic of) native
Macbride, J. Francis (1936) (pp. 80-81)


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This page was created on 9 FEB 2010 and was last updated on 23 APR 2010.