incisa (Rose & Standl.) I.M.Johnst., Tecoma tronadora (Loes.) I.M.Johnst., Bignonia frutescens Mill., Stenolobium
incisum Rose & Standl.
||Yellow - Orange
|English / Trade Name
||Yellow Elder, Yellow Bells, Trumpet Flower
|Vernacular /Local Name
||A linear capsule, compressed, brown when mature; seeds many, 2-winged.
||Found along the river banks and often planted in the garden as an ornamental
||Wide natural distribution in tropical and subtropical America from Mexico to Argentina but naturalized in much of tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and Australia.
||The smooth squarish twigs are green, turning tan or reddish tan as they age. The bark on the main trunk is light brown and becomes corky with age.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Butterfly Park , Patiala-ki-Rao Reserved Forest, Sector 16, Sector 18, Sector 36, Sector 46, Sector 56
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Shrub, much branched, twigs smooth, scarcely 4-sided; leaves opposite, pinnately compound, leaflets 1-7, usually 3-7, ovate-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base acute or obliquely acute, very shortly petiolate or subsessile, slightly hirsute on midrib margins irregularly serrate, inflorescence panicle, flowers rather few, calyx campanulate, corolla bright yellow, narrowly campanulate, tube narrow, stamens 4, attached at summit of tube, fruit capsule linear, compressed, seeds flat, oblong, 7-8 x 4 mm, with a membranous transparent wing on each end,
||Leaves pinnately compound with 1-7 (usually 3-7) sharply pointed oval leaflets. They are borne on very short petioles and are slightly hairy on the undersides along the midrib and in the vein axils.