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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabebuia bahamensis

(Northr.) Britton

Bignoniaceae

+ Synonyms

Tabebuia affinis Britton & P.Wilson ex Alain

Tabebuia leonis Alain

Tabebuia turquinensis Alain

Tecoma bahamensis Northr.

Common Name:

Tabebuia bahamensis

General Information

Tabebuia bahamensis is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
307
Title
Tropical and Subtropical Trees - A Worldwide Encyclopaedic Guide.
Publication
 
Author
Barwick. M.
Publisher
Thames & Hudson, London
Year
2004
ISBN
0-500-51181-0
Description
A superb book, very concise and well written, giving a wealth of information on 400 or more species including descriptions, habitat, cultivation details and plant uses. A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life.
,
468
Title
The Bahama Flora
Publication
 
Author
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F., New York.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical description, often accompanied by the plants habitat, of the Flora of the Bahamas.
].
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

468
Title
The Bahama Flora
Publication
 
Author
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F., New York.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical description, often accompanied by the plants habitat, of the Flora of the Bahamas.

Range

Caribbean - Bahamas; Cuba; Turks and Caicos Islands.

Habitat

Scrub-lands, pine-lands and coppices[
468
Title
The Bahama Flora
Publication
 
Author
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F., New York.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical description, often accompanied by the plants habitat, of the Flora of the Bahamas.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The tree can be triggered into abundant bloom by heavy rainfall at any time of the year[
307
Title
Tropical and Subtropical Trees - A Worldwide Encyclopaedic Guide.
Publication
 
Author
Barwick. M.
Publisher
Thames & Hudson, London
Year
2004
ISBN
0-500-51181-0
Description
A superb book, very concise and well written, giving a wealth of information on 400 or more species including descriptions, habitat, cultivation details and plant uses. A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves make a soothing tea for body strains and aches[
632
Title
Grand Bahama Island's Ashrubs
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.geographia.com/grandbahama/plants.htm
Publisher
InterKnowledge Corp.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief information on 16 medicinal plants of the Bahamas.
].

Tabebuia bahamensis has properties that are anti-fungal, antibiotic and anti-carcinogenic[Misc]

The plant is anodyne and diuretic[Dukes database]

Other Uses

The wood is very pale in colour[
307
Title
Tropical and Subtropical Trees - A Worldwide Encyclopaedic Guide.
Publication
 
Author
Barwick. M.
Publisher
Thames & Hudson, London
Year
2004
ISBN
0-500-51181-0
Description
A superb book, very concise and well written, giving a wealth of information on 400 or more species including descriptions, habitat, cultivation details and plant uses. A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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