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Family Bignoneaceae
Trumpet tree
Tabebuia pallida (Lindl.) Miers.
WHITE CEDAR

Scientific names  Common names
Tabebuia pallida (Lindl.) Miers. Cuban pink trumpet tree (Engl.) 
Tabebuia pentaphylla (L.) Hemsley Pink tecoma (Engl.) 
Tabebuia kuning White cedar (Engl.) 
  Whitewood (Engl.) 

Botany
Tree with opposite and palmately compound leaves. Leaflets are obtuse, usually 1 to 3, sometimes 4 or 5, oblong or narrowly obovate, up to 10 cm long. Flowers are solitary to few, cymes up to 5 cm long. Corolla is lilac white with a yellow tube. Fruit is pendant, linear, capsule up to 25 cm long.

Distribution
Introduced to the Philippines.
A showy flowering street tree.

Parts utilized
Bark and leaves.

Uses
Folkloric
No recorded folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines.
In Antigua, bark of the tree used for corns and chopped leaves used for poultices.
Others
Yields an excellent timber, used for making bowls, mortars and canoes.

Availability
Cultivated.

Last Update November 2010

IMAGE SOURCE: File:Tabebuia pallida flowers in Secunderabad, AP W IMG 6694.jpg / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike / J M Garg / May 25, 2008 / Wikimedia Commons

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