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Tecoma stans

Tecoma stans
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/8, 1/70 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herbs used in medicine [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 2:06
Viewed: 8043
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tecoma stans.
Synonym: Stenolobium stans.
Common names: Yellow Elder, Trumpet Bush, Yellow Bells, Ginger Thomas, Tronadora, Esperanza.
Plant: 3-7m. Deciduous shrub or tree.
Leaves: 5-8cm. Bright green opposite leaves. Pinnately compound with 3-7 sharply pointed leaflets and sharply toothed edges.
Flowers: 2.5-5cm. Hanging in clusters.
Tecoma stans comes from desert shrub-lands and dry forests in the region from Texas and Arizona southward to Argentina. It has become established in many parts of the Pacific and is naturalizing in South Florida. In South Florida, it invades dry disturbed sites, pine rock-lands, and rock-land hammocks. In the Pacific, it prefers wet or mesic sites. Yellow elder can be invasive. It seems only moderately so in Florida and most other places, but readily establishes naturalized colonies on some Pacific islands. It has become a serious problem in French Polynesia, where it forms dense stands that inhibit regeneration of other plant species.
Yellow elder has been used for a variety of purposes in herbal medicine. Its primary applications have been in treating diabetes and digestive problems. Extracts from Tecoma stans leaves have been found to inhibit the growth of the yeast infection. Yellow elder also contains several compounds noted for their catnip-like effects on felines.
Yellow elder is the official flower of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where its cheerful yellow blossoms have long been appreciated for their contribution to tropical color.

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Hello Nirmal,

Happy new year!

Hi Nirmal,
Very interesting coincidence on our posts.

Hello Nirmal,
Good colour palette, and the close-up is well done!
The yellow and green works well together...
And I wish that a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from a chilly Norway,
Pablo -

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-01 12:18]

Thanks for this great yellow festival and for the note very useful,have a nice 2008,Luciano

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-02 0:55]
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Hi Nirmal,
Outstanding beginning to the new year. Wonderful shot. Wish you give us such beautiful images to enjoy throughout 2008, MF. I eagerly look foward to every moment here on TN with you and our entire community.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-01-02 9:40]

Another lovely image of a beautiful "invader"!


Happy 2008!


Thanks for looking at my Peacock butterfly image and writing your critique on it.
These are very refreshing yellow flowers you have captured.
Well done and I wish you a Happy New Year.

Interesante toma con bellos colores y buen encuadre, aunque las sombras deslucen bastante la fotografÝa.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

Hi Nirmal,
This is so beautiful with superb light, tones of colors, exposure and composition! Happy New Year! :)!

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  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
  • [2008-01-04 10:56]

Hi Nirmal,
Very much likes this picture, beautiful the colours, good the topic.
Greeting Zs˙

Hello Nirmal,
wonderful winter blossoms in a picture filled with gentle light. What a splendid series on the Flora of India.
Thank you! My best regards,

Hi Nirmal,
A lovely bright image that immediately reminds you of summer (despite the flower being a winter bloomer). You caught a nice bunch together, composed it well and the DOF is correct so as to have them all in focus.
Regards, David

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-09 5:25]

Hello Nirmal,
Beautiful yellow flowers!
Good compo!
Informative note!

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