Pink trumpet tree
Synonym(s): Tabebuia pallida
Not native to Florida
A rare tree of disturbed sites where it has escaped from cultivation in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties and the Florida Keys. Native to tropical America from Mexico to Venezuela and the Caribbean.
The numerous trumpet-shaped flowers are most often light pink with a yellow throat, but the corolla can vary from purple to white. This deciduous tree has palmately compound leaves and can grow from 18-28m (60 to 90 ft.) tall.
The closely related Tabebuia rosea is the national tree of El Salvador. It is called Maquilishuat and has flowers that are usually a deeper pink or rose color.
Tabebuia heterophylla is a member of the Bignoniaceae - Trumpet-creeper family.
Date record last modified: Feb 21, 2020