Taxon: Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth

Genus: Tecoma
Family: Bignoniaceae
      Tribe: Tecomeae
Nomen number: 80111
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 3:112[folio]; 3:144[quarto]. 1819 (A. L. Jussieu, Gen. pl. t. 139. 1789, comb. not made)
Name Verified on: 28-Jul-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Aug-2004
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 21 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua; Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles - Saba, - Curacao; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad; Virgin Islands (British) - Tortola; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Southern Africa: South Africa; Swaziland
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mayotte; Reunion
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia; Samoa; Tonga

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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Check other web resources for Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image