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Genus: Tecoma

[= Tecomaria]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Bignoniaceae

There are about 13 species, of which 12 occur in the neotropics. The remaining one, Tecoma capensis (Cape Honeysuckle) is found in southern Africa, from Limpopo down to the Eastern Cape. It is also widely grown as a garden plant. One species is naturalised in southern Africa, and another five species are cultivated in the region.

Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis (= Tecomaria capensis) In Cape Town garden.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Tecoma capensis


Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Tecoma stans (Yellow bells, Geelklokkies)

A declared Category 1 invasive plant in South Africa. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Tecoma castanifolia

Native to Ecuador.


Tecoma garrocha (Garrocha)

Native from Bolivia to Argentina.


Tecoma guarume (Cahuato)

[= Tecoma alata]

Native to Peru.


Tecoma nyassae

[= Tecomaria nyassae]

Native to tropical Africa.


Tecoma tenuifolia

Native to Bolivia and Argentina.



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