Bignonia atrovirens DC.
Bignonia elliptica Cham.
Sparattosperma ellipticum (DC.) Bureau & K.Schum.
Sparattosperma psammophilum Mart. ex DC.
Tabebuia atrovirens (DC.) Standl.
Tecoma atrovirens DC.
Tecoma elliptica DC.
Tabebuia elliptica is a deciduous shrub or tree with a narrow, elongate crown; it can grow 3 - 20 metres tall. The bole can be 20 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood. An ornamental tree that is tolerant of maritime exposure, it can be grown in salty soils near the coast[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Coastal forests, in open, transition areas between active dunes and the forest (where it is more likely to be shrub-like) as well as becoming a tree in the forest itself[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Grows well in sandy and salty soils near the coast[
The wood is medium-textured, irregular-grained, heavy, with moderate mechanical properties and a moderate resistance to wood-eating organisms. It can be used in light carpentry for indoor constructions[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A moderate germination rate can be expected if the seed is sown fresh, with the seed sprouting within a few days[
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