Tecoma stans (L.) HBK.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Yellow Bells
Synonym: Stenolobium stans (L.)D.Don
Common Name: Trumpet flower
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of South America; now widely cultivated
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental. Roots are reported to be diuretic, tonic, anti-syphilitic and vermifuge. Decoction of flowers and bark are used for stomach pains.
Key Characteristics: Large shrub to small trees, glabrous. Leaves opposite, pinnate, leaflets elliptic to elliptic-ovate. Flowers in short terminal panicles, bright yellow, fragrant. Calyx tubular-campanulate; lobes triangular, acuminate. Corolla; lobes subequal. Stamens included; anther cells 2, linear; staminodes filiform. Disc shallow cupular, 5-lobed, fleshy. Ovary, elongated, minutely papillose; stigma 2-lobed, lobes oval. Fruit is a Capsule.