The Seeds of Tabebuia rosea

This post will be about the seeds of Tabebuia rosea, also called Roble blanco, Pink poui, and Rosy trumpet tree. This tree is very common in P.R., and is now fruiting all over the metropolitan area where I live. I already wrote a post about this tree here. The long and slender fruit capsules can…

Tabebuia rosea (Roble)

Tabebuia rosea (Roble), Aka Rose Trumpet Tree, Roble (Puerto Rico), Maquilishuat (El Salvador), Roble de Sabana, (savannah oak- Costa Rica), Rosy Trumpet tree or Pink Pouiis, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae. The common name “roble” is sometimes found in English. Tabebuia consists almost entirely of trees, but a few are often large shrubs. Tabebuia is…

Tecoma stans (Yellow Elder)

Tecoma stans (Yellow Elder) Aka Yellow Bells, Roble Amarillo, Ginger-thomas, Tecoma, Chacté (Guatemala), Cholán, Esperanza, Vainillo (Costa Rica), Fresno, Guarán amarillo o ipé, Trumpet flower, Florida Yellow Trumpet, Trumpetbush, Yellow trumpet bush, Yellow trumpet flower, or Yellowbells, is a species of flowering perennial shrub in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae, that is native to the Americas. Bignoniaceae are most…

Silver Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia aura)

Silver Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia aura) Aka Tree-of-Gold, Yellow Poui, Yellow Tab, Lapacho, Paratodo, or Roble Amarillo, is a species of Tabebuia native to South America in Suriname, Brazil, eastern Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. Tabebuia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae. These flowers bloom without leaves, which is thought to be a…

The Candle Tree (Parmentiera cereifera)

I finally was able to photograph The Candle Tree (Parmentiera cereifera) aka as Palo de Velas or Velario. It is a species of tree in the family Bignoniaceae. Since it grows in the shade, it had been a challenge to photograph and today it had a nice backlight. It is endemic to Panama and is in the endangered list according to…

The African Tulip Tree Bloom (Tulipan Africano)

The African Tulip Tree  Blossom (Spathodea campanulata) 1/125 sec; f/11; ISO 160, @400mm This is the bloom of African Tulip Tree, native to equatorial Africa. The flower’s calyx is a leathery sack filled with watery sap from which blooms a bright scarlet-orange flower that grows in large terminal clusters. This flower blooms all year-round, but its most prolific blooming is from winter until…