Lueng Prediyathorn (Silver trumpet tree, Tree of Gold)

Tabebuia aurea (Silva Manso) Benth. & Hook. ex S.Moore    Family    BIGNONIACEAE

Small tree 5-8 m high.  Leaves palmately compound; leaflets 5-7; oblong-elliptic, 4.5-8.3 by 1.3-2.4 cm; apex and base rounded, margin entire; coriaceous; petiole 0.5-4 cm.  Inflorescence                a panicle, terminal, cluster of 6-10 flowers.  Flowers bright yellow; funnel form; petals fused at base, forming a conical tube; upper part expand to 5 clefts, thin, apex rather round; stamens 4, didynamous.  Fruit a capsule about 10 cm long; dehiscent longitudinally; seeds many, winged.