Common name: Pink Trumpet Tree • Hindi: बसंत रानी Basant rani


Tabebuia avellanda from SV Arts College Tirupati:
An avenue tree looking very beautifull on both sides of College main entrance


Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos
Syn Tabebuia impetiginosa
Syn. Tabebuia avellanedae



Tabebuia’s of Bangalore – RA – Tabebuia rosea – Pink Trumpet Tree:

Native to continental America, Pink trumpet is a tall, fast-growing tree reaching 25 to 30 m high and 1 m d.b.h. The crown is wide, stratified, and irregular, with a few thick, horizontal branches; the bole is straight, sometimes channeled at base. Leaves are palmately divided into 5 unequal leaflets. The oval/oblong leaflets have a rough-to-touch surface, entire margin and a pointed tapering tip. The central leaflet is larger than the rest. The leaflet size is variable between 3-18 inches. Flowering occurs between December and February, when the tree bursts into panicles of pink trumpet shaped flowers with yellow throats. In his recent book Trees of Delhi, Pradip Krishen has identified it as Tabebuia impetiginosa. However, our observation agrees with the traditional view of Tabebuia rosea.

They flower in Nov and Jan in Bangalore
And pods come in Dec and Jan

wonder why we dont plant it in Kolkata??

Such a beauty !! Thanks … for showing these lovely pics. Exactly … thinking on a same line ..for Pune.

T.impetiginosa and T.rosea are flowering in Pune too. Season of the first one nearly over that for the second one just started. Pune and Bangalore have a lot of similarities; also that for trees !!

As per the specimen seen at NBRI, Lucknow the tree appears close to T. palmeri. Thanks for beautiful pictures.

I don’t know what should I call it now rosea or palmeri

It is Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos.


Bignoniaceae week:: Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos from Tirupati:
Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos from Tirupati SV Arts College
pls Validate

cant do the validation you asked for… not a taxonomist, you know
but cant help telling you this is one of the best best pink flowered one this week

Very good flowers.
Handroanthus impetiginosus is a new or rather accepted name for Tabebuia avellanedae on “The Plant List”

Images by Raman Arunachalam (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links) 


Handroanthus impetiginosus, (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos <=> Pink Trumpet Tree – Bangalore – RA:
The Pink Lapacho is a rather large deciduous tree, with trunks sometimes reaching 8 dm width and 30 m height. Usually a third of that height is trunk, and two thirds are its longer branches. It has a large, globous, but often sparse canopy. The tree has a slow growth rate.  

Leaves are opposite and petiolate, 2 to 3 inches long, elliptic and lanceolate, with lightly serrated margins and pinnate venation. The leaves are palmately compound with usually 5 leaflets.
Its bark is brownish grey, tough and hard to peel. 
The wood is of a pleasant yellowish colour, barely knotted and very tough and heavy (0,935 kg/dm続). It’s rich in tannins and therefore very resistant to weather and sun[. It is not very useful for furniture since it is so hard to work by hand. It can be found as beams or fulfilling other structural uses where needed outdoors.
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Tabebuia sp for ID- 04022012-PKA1: I had seen this small Tabebuia tree om “Marve- Madh” route.
Date/Time: 04-02-2012 / 11:50AM
Location: Marve- Madh route, Mumbai
Family: Bignoniaceae
Plant habit: Tree, approx 4 to 5 m in height. Could not see any leaves.
Habitat: Not sure, could be planted as it was seen road side.

May be Tabebuia rosea 

I feel this is Tabebuia avellanedae.

Yes … you seems to hit right id


Re: MS-241212 -80. ID requested for a bird on Tabubia impetigenosa : Attachments (1).  3 posts by 3 authors.
Herewith sending the photographs of a bird perching on a leaf-less tree (Tabubia impetigenosa) taken in a Mysore garden. Date 24.2.2012 . ID requested.

It is a Jungle Myna.

Yes … this is Jungle Myna. The black nasal tuft is clearly visible which distinguished it from Common Myna.



Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 271113 : AK-2 : Attachments (3).  4 posts by 2 authors.

Seen at the garden recently near the parking lot.

Id please.

Handroanthus impetiginosus, (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos <=> Pink Trumpet Tree

Saw the same tree in full bloom yesterday (16/12/19)
Sharing a few pictures.
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i think … just had a case

For me it is a different species.

Yes, this is also Handroanthus impetiginosus as per images and details herein.

Tabebuia For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 150114 : AK-6 :  Attachments (5).
Tabebuia seen at Lalbagh Gardens on 24/11/13.
Unfortunately, due to low light, I could not get good pictures.
Kindly id the species.

I have been calling it as Handroanthus impetiginosus Syn.Tabebuia avellanedae

Many thanks for the id …

Tabebuia For ID : Muscat : 090214 : AK-1 : Attachments (3).  6 posts by 4 authors.
A cultivated tree with pink flowers.
Picture taken on 8/2/14.
Id please.

I doubt it represents Tabebuia impetiginosa?

what about Tabebuia avellanedae ?

Thanks for possible ids.

Are Tabebuia impetiginosa and Tabebuia avellanedae Syn or two different species?

Now as per the ‘ theplantlist’ it is Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos
Tabebuia impetiginosa, Tabebuia avellanedae are synonyms.

Thanks for the correct name.

According to my understanding from one of … post, These bloom during the winter months, and Tabebuia rosea during summer.

Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos SN Dec 02 :  2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos (= Tabebuia impetiginosa (Mart. ex DC.) Standl.), Bignoniaceae, cultivated ornamental tree from Gnanabharathi campus Bangalore


This tree is flowering now (Jan2015) in Pune city Maharashtra.
Generally I have seen its blossoms twice with a space of a fortnight to 1 month

First in Late Nov and the subsequent in Dec


Tabebuia: rosea vs. impetiginosa : 2 posts by 1 author.

Bignoniaceae tree for ID :: JUL2018 MK005 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Please help in identifying this Bignoniaceae tree. Is this a Dolichandrone?
Leaves pubescent on both sides; fruits 30 cm long
Habitat: Garden
Place: Hosur, Tamilnadu
Altitude: 900 m asl
Date: 15 June 2018

No. It is quite different. Leaves are pinnate in Dolichandrone.  My guess is it could be a  species of Handroanthus/ TabebuiaBut unable to confirm in the absence of flowers/ fruits.

You are on the right track, …

I found a leaf pic thats almost a look alike of pic number 5
in this case at Flora fauna web and it shows yellow flowers.
and a short write up as to how differentiate the two you chose in Flora fauna web
both are from a singapore gov parks site. so essentially it boils down to waiting for the flowers.
yellow trumpet flowers in hot weather in Bengal.
so may be we have to wait. because of monsoon???

Please find attached another view of fruits. They resemble ripen Drumsticks.
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i am glad because the Singapore site was showing long seedpods (longer than those in your original pics)
Flora fauna web
had me wondering about my search results. now we can compare really.

I agree with …  A nice research work by you madam.

Thank you, it was based on your choices. yes it took a part of the post lunch slump.

I think close to images at Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos. as per comparative images at Bignoniaceae

Yes … You are right ! Nevertheless let us wait for the photographs of the flowers to confirm. The tree flowers only during December !


Flowering in Banglore on 8/3/08; Pink Tabebuia is also in flowering stage for last 3 weeks or so- 7/3/08; 12Nov 2008- Baner road Aundh Pune;  in Goa- Feb’10?; Trees of Delhi- Flowers from Mid- Feb. to late March, sometimes with short bursts of ‘mistaken’ flowering during warm weather in mid-winter. As per link- flowers between July and September, before the new leaves appear.


Tabebuia rosea MS010511 – 5:
Beautiful ornamental tree, common in Mysore city.  Photos taken on 13.1.11. The flowers remain on tree unfaded only for a week (maximum).  During this time it is a treat to eyes for the passersby.

Flowers are in terminal globose clusters and dark pink. It is most likely Handroanthus impetiginosus syn.Tabebuia impetiginosa syn Tabebuia avellanedae. The flowers of T.rosea are pink fading to white and the flowering season is Feb. March. This tree is also flowering in Pune city at many places at present. Mostly the flowering has been observed in Nov and Dec but this year it was late.


Bignoniaceae Week :: Tabebuia avellanedae at Mumbai :: PKA2:
Bot. name: Tabebuia avellanedae
Family: Bignoniaceae
Location: Madh Island, Mumbai.
Plant habit: Small Tree, approx 4 to 5 m in height. Could not see any leaves.



Bignoniaceae week :: Nonnatives : SMP : Tabebuia avellanedae : Pune: Handroanthus impetiginosus is a new or rather accepted name for Tabebuia avellanedae.

Nice photograph. Full of flowers.

where in PUNE? and what time of the year did you see this spectacular display?

This has a fairly fixed time of flowering. Two blooms with a gap of 20 to 30 days; first in Nov. 2nd in Dec.
I have seen this big one in Aundh area but there sre quite a few in the city.

Tabebuia avelandi – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 2 images.
This Tabebuia is different from the more common avenue tree with beautiful dark pink colour………..Tabebuia avelandi. This is seen flowering in two spells with a gap of around three to four weeks in Nov and Dec.

Can you please mention the place where you got this beauty

Solanum which I have displayed is a big shrub or say a small tree. Two such trees are known to me in my city Pune in Maharashtra One in SP College campus and the other on Kanchan galli off Law college road. The Salix tetrasperma is a tree which grows on the banks of running river bed, the one shown  by me is Near Garware college and can best be observed from the two wheeler bridge. The Tabebuia avelandi trees: one on Baner road two are off Karve road Two on road just near the gates of New Symbiosis school.All these pictures are from Pune

Tabebuia rosea ? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- around 950 kb each.
Goa, january 2019.

Difficult with these images.

According to “Trees & shrubs of India” (P.Sachdeva and V.Tongbram. Prakash Books) it seems like it’s Tabebuia impetiginosa. Thank you …

SYMBIOSIS : 761 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a female Purple Sun Bird on the flowers of Tabebuia pentaphylla.

If you post additional images showing leaves, it can be identified.

Closest I can go is Handroanthus impetiginosus as per images and details herein.

Tabebuia Species for ID : Bangalore : 130618 : AK-8 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Tabebuia Species seen in April.
Could be Tabebuia pentaphylla?

Yes, to me also appear close to images at Tabebuia heterophylla

Handroanthus impetiginosus as per images and details herein.


Flower for Id – Tabebuia Species: 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Posting two images of Tabebuia (IMO). Bit confused about the species. The flowering of fist image is practically throughout the year, this was clicked in June. While the Image 2 blooms in Feb-March. Is the image 2 Tabebuia avellanedae ?
Location – Versova, Mumbai

I think difficult with these images.
Pl. post full set showing all aspects.
You may further check

I have only one image of the first flower. I will try to get more images.

Handroanthus impetiginosus as per images and details herein.

Mauve Chorisia : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Here is a snap of mauve colour Chorisia from a temple from Badarpur Mehrauli road, Tuglakabad, New Delhi.

Picture is not clear. May be some Handroanthus or Tabebuia species.

Handroanthus impetiginosus as per images and details herein.


Requesting to please ID this plant with pink flowers captured in a cultivated garden in Los Angeles, USA in May 2013.

Is it some Tabebuia?

This has been identified as Handroanthus impetiginosus in a FB group who, a landscape artist, IDed based on the season, location.


MS/12/2019/2 – Handroanthus impetiginosus : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4). Handroanthus impetiginosus  from Mysore

Yes. Beautiful images.

is it flowering now? and no leaves …. is ok but now?


Tabebuia rosea in FOI : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Images of Tabebuia rosea in FOI should be of Handroanthus impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos. as per images and details herein.
These look different from those at Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) Bertero ex A.DC.
Pl. correct. 

Thanks …, Corrected on the site now.


Tree for identification_Dewas_MP: 4 images.

Found this tree cultivated in a factory premises at Dewas, MP.
Only a few dry pods are visible on tree at this time.
Kindly help in identification.
Tree height- 25 feet ( appx)
Habitat- Cultivated
Area- Dewas, MP
Date of Observation-23rd May 21

Looks like Bignoniaceae member.

Looking at the foliage & fruit it could be a Handroanthus species in vegetative stage after flowering & fruiting cycle. Only a suggestion. Not sure.

Yes, it’s Handroanthus impetiginosus

Thanks … This tree is in our street. Daily I will be seeing .That’s how it struck me.


Swamy/New series/ID/65 – Handroanthus impetiginosus: 6 images.
I am attaching herewith the photos of Handroanthus impetiginosus taken during January 2nd week (2022). Photographed in Mysore.
The tree is on our street, quite near to my house.

Habit & vegetative  photos taken today. I wanted to send the whole set of both vegetative and flowering in one batch. That is why the delay in sending the tree photos in flowering.
4 images.

All these photos belong to the same tree. The flower photos were taken on different days at different times. That is why the colour variation.

Such a beautiful sight, magnificent tree..

A beautiful sight to behold.
I have also seen such views in Banglore.