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Bignoniaceae

Bignoniaceae Juss. - Trumpet-creeper Family

1. Millingtonia hortensis L. fil.

(Bignonia azedarachta, Bignonia cicutaria, Bignonia hortensis, Bignonia suberosa, Millingtonia dubiosa, Nevrilis suberosa)

Common names: Tree Jasmine, Indian Cork Tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Millingtonia hortensis, Tree Jasmine or Indian Cork Tree, the sole species in the genus Millingtonia, is a tree native to South Asia & South East Asia. It is known as Latak chandani, & Buch in Marathi Akash Mallige in Kannada, Akash Malli or Mara Malli in Tamil, Kavuki in Telugu, Pip in Thai: ปีบ and Mini Chameli in Hindi, Akash Mallee in Oriya.

LinkTree Jasmine (Indian Cork Tree, Millingtonia hortensis) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkWhite flowers on Tree Jasmine (Indian Cork Tree, Millingtonia hortensis) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014

2. Spathodea campanulata Beauv.

(Bignonia tulipifera, Spathodea danckelmaniana, Spathodea nilotica, Spathodea tulipifera)

Common names: fountain tree, African tulip tree, pichkari, Nandi flame

Extract from Wikipedia article: Spathodea is a monotypic genus in the flowering plant family Bignoniaceae. The single species it contains, Spathodea campanulata, is commonly known as the fountain tree, African tulip tree, pichkari or Nandi flame. The tree grows between 7–25 m (23–82 ft) tall and is native to tropical dry forests of Africa. It has been nominated as among 100 of the "World's Worst" invaders.

LinkAfrican tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkFlowers of African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 16, 2016

3. Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) DC.

(Bignonia fluviatilis, Couralia rosea, Sparattosperma roseum, Tabebuia mexicana, Tabebuia pentaphylla, Tabebuia punctatissima, Tecoma mexicana, Tecoma punctatissima, Tecoma rosea)

Common names: Pink Trumpet Tree, Roble de Sabana, Maquilishuat

Extract from Wikipedia article: Tabebuia rosea is a neotropical tree that grows up to 30 m (1,181 in) and can reach a diameter at breast height of up to 100 cm (3 ft). The name Roble de Sabana, meaning "savannah oak", is widely used in Costa Rica in Spanish, probably because it often remains in heavily deforested areas, where people appreciate its intense flowering periods and because of the resemblance of its wood to that of oak trees. The name Maquilishuat (Spanish pronunciation: [ma.kiˈlis.wat]) is used by the inhabitants of El Salvador to designate the Tabebuia rosea; it's also their national tree.

LinkPink Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia rosea) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2015
LinkFlowers of Pink Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia rosea) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2015

4. Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth

(Bignonia stans, Stenolobium stans)

Common names: yellow trumpetbush

Extract from Wikipedia article: Tecoma stans is a species of flowering perennial shrub in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae, that is native to the Americas. Common names include yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger-thomas. Tecoma stans is the official flower of the United States Virgin Islands and the floral emblem of the Bahamas.

LinkYellow trumpetbush (Tecoma stans) on a fence on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkYellow trumpetbush (Tecoma stans or may be smithii) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkYellow trumpetbush (Tecoma stans or may be smithii) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
LinkYellow trumpetbush (Tecoma stans or may be smithii) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
LinkFruits of yellow trumpetbush (Tecoma stans or may be smithii) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2016

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