Tabebuia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae. Tabebuia has been called “trumpet tree”, but this name is also applied to other trees and has become a source of confusion and misidentification.
Tabebuia consists almost entirely of trees, but a few are often large shrubs. A few species produce timber, but the genus is mostly known for those that are cultivated as flowering trees.
Tabebuia is native to the American tropics and subtropics from Mexico and the Caribbean to Argentina. Most of the species are from Cuba and Hispaniola. It is commonly cultivated and often naturalized or adventive beyond its natural range. It easily escapes cultivation because of its numerous, wind-borne seeds.