Tabebuia sp

Tabebuia impetiginosa

Family: Bignoniaceae

Common names: Pink Ipe or Pink Lapacho

Reference: Wikipedia

Origin: native Bignoniaceae tree of America, distributed from northern Mexico south to northern Argentina. It is a common tree in Argentina’s northeastern region, as well as in southeastern Bolivia. It is said to be indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago.

  • imported species
  • slow growth rate
  • 15-20 feet
  • sparse canopy
  • It’s not the same as Pink Tabeebuia, which we have in the house. It is also different from Tabeebuia rosea which is fast-growing and much bigger.
  • bought this tree on 6 October 2012
note the smooth edges of the leaves compared to the Gold Ipe

Update: I think we “found” the tree! Lost track of it. Here it is growing nicely in 2017! not 100% sure that it’s the same one.  I posted it in Co’s Digital Flora of the  Philippines and am told that it’s probably Tabebuia rosea. They didn’t seem to think it was Tabebuia impetiginosa! I will wait to for the flowers!


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