Family • Bignoneaceae - Tabebuia pallida (Lindl.) Miers. - WHITE CEDAR
|Tabebuia pallida (Lindl.) Miers.|
|Tabebuia pentaphylla (L.) Hemsley|
|Cuban pink trumpet tree (Engl.)|
|Pink tecoma (Engl.)|
|White cedar (Engl.)|
Tree with opposite and palmately compound leaves. Leaflets are obtuse, usually 1 to 3, sometimes 4 or 5, oblong or narrowly obovate, up to 10 cm long. Flowers are solitary to few, cymes up to 5 cm long. Corolla is lilac white with a yellow tube. Fruit is pendant, linear, capsule up to 25 cm long.
Introduced to the Philippines.
A showy flowering street tree.
Bark and leaves.
No recorded folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines.
In Antigua, bark of the tree used for corns and chopped leaves used for poultices.
Yields an excellent timber, used for making bowls, mortars and canoes.