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Photo Credit: BIISC

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Photo Credit: BIISC

QUICK FACTS

  • FAMILY Bignoniaceae
  • CATEGORY Trees

Nile Tulip (Markhamia lutea)

A fast growing tree that spreads from initial plantings.

  • Grows up to 40 feet
  • Compound leaves, thin and wavy
  • Flowers are bright yellow with 5 frilly lobes and throat striped with orange-red
  • Naturalized on Hawaii Island, parts of Europe, and the Himalayas
  • Propagates from seed

Harm

  • Abundant fruits
  • Seeds are wind dispersed and have high rate of viability
  • Trees coppices after cutting
  • Roots compete for nutrients with agroforestry crops
  • Forms dense shade prevent regeneration of more desirable species