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Tabebuia heterophylla

Cuban tabebuia
White cedar
Pink poui
Pink trumpet tree

Synonym(s): Tabebuia pallida

Not native to Florida

Havana, Cuba 02/22/19
Havana, Cuba 02/22/19
Havana, Cuba 02/22/19

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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.

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Tabebuia heterophylla is a member of the Bignoniaceae - Trumpet-creeper family.


Date record last modified: Feb 21, 2020


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