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Taxon: Handroanthus heptaphyllus (Vell.) Mattos

Genus: Handroanthus
Family: Bignoniaceae
Nomen number: 454771
Place of publication: Loefgrenia 50:2. 1970
Name verified on: 02-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-Apr-2008
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • ipê-roxo   (Source: F Neotrop [as Tabebuia heptaphylla]) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • lapacho negro   (Source: F Neotrop [as Tabebuia heptaphylla]) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide F Neotrop 25(2):193. 1992, as Tabebuia heptaphylla)
  • Materials: wood   (main source of timber in Paraguay fide F Neotrop 25(2):193. 1992, as Tabebuia heptaphylla)
  • Medicines: folklore   (contains lapachol and related compounds fide F Neotrop 25(2):193. 1992, as Tabebuia heptaphylla)

Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, Espirito Santo, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo
    Western South America: Bolivia [e.]
    Southern South America: Argentina [n.]; Paraguay

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Handroanthus heptaphyllus (Vell.) Mattos:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (04 September 2015)

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