Taxon: Handroanthus serratifolius (Vahl) S. Grose

Genus: Handroanthus
Family: Bignoniaceae
Nomen number: 454777
Place of publication: S. O. Grose & R. G. Olmstead, Syst. Bot. 32:666. 2007
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Apr-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • ipê-amarelo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ipê-ovo-de-macuco  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pau-d'arco-amarelo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • piúva-amarela  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (also the national tree of Brazil fide Mabberleys Pl Book)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber, as Tabebuia serratifolia)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago
    • Northern South America: French Guiana ; Guyana ; Suriname ; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Colombia ; Ecuador ; Peru

  • Cultivated


  • Grose, S. O. & R. G. Olmstead 2007. Taxonomic revisions in the polyphyletic genus Tabebuia s.l. (Bignoniaceae) Syst. Bot. 32:660-670.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Mabberley, D. J. Mabberley's plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses, third edition. 2008 (Mabberleys Pl Book) 386.
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)


Check other web resources for Handroanthus serratifolius (Vahl) S. Grose :

  • 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.