Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:
Tecoma stans (Linn.) Juss. ex Kunth

Family: Bignoniaceae Genus: Tecoma Species:
Tecoma stans (Linn.) Juss. ex Kunth






Synonym Tecoma incisa (Rose & Standl.) I.M.Johnst., Tecoma tronadora (Loes.) I.M.Johnst., Bignonia frutescens Mill., Stenolobium incisum Rose & Standl. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Trumpet Flower Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Yellow Elder, Yellow Bells, Trumpet Flower Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Piliya Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Upto 2000m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details A linear capsule, compressed, brown when mature; seeds many, 2-winged.
Habitat Found along the river banks and often planted in the garden as an ornamental Bark Type Smooth
Distribution 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. Bark Details 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 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
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, Leaf Details 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.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details