Campus Plants - Page 24

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Syzygium jambos, Myrtaceae, rose apple. Large tree from tropical Asia with large white flowers and crisp, edible fruit about 2.5 - 4 cm in diameter. Location: Near mauka end of Japanese garden behind Jefferson Hall.
Tabebuia aurea, Bignoniaceae, Caribbean trumpet tree. Location: Maile Way, near makai-Diamond Head corner of St. John.
Tabebuia berteroi, Bignoniaceae, Hispaniolan rosy trumpet tree. Location: ewa side of Moore Hall.
Tabebuia chrysea, Bignoniaceae, roble amarillo. Location:  Maile Way at East-West Rd.
Tabebuia donnell-smithii, Bignoniaceae, prima vera, gold tree. Large tree from Mexico and Central America, with striking display of yellow tubular flowers that replace the leaves during the flowering season. The wood is used for veneering and cabinet work. Location: Ewa and makai of Henke.
Tabebuia heterophylla, Bignoniaceae, pink trumpet tree. Ornamental tree from tropical America, grown for its handsome foliage and profusion of attractive, pink tubular flowers. Location: Along Dole St., mauka of Orvis; makai of Gartley.
Tabebuia impetiginosa, Bignoniaceae, pau d'arco, native to Brazil. Location:  Maile Way in front of St. John.
Tabebuia rosea, Bignoniaceae, pink tecoma, rosy trumpet tree.  Location: Between Kuykendall and HIG.
Tabernaemontana divaricata, Apocynaceae, paper gardenia, crape jasmine. Shrub from S.E. Asia, with white, often "doubled" flowers. Wood used for perfume and incense; plant has medicinal value but roots said to be poisonous. Location: Diamond Head of Kuykendall; makai of Ag. Eng. Bldg.; Moore Hall; Japanese Garden behind Jefferson Hall.
Talinum triangulare, Portulacaceae, talinum.  An herb from the West Indies grown for greens.  Location: St. John Courtyard.
Tamarindus indica, Caesalpiniaceae, tamarind. Tree, possibly from Africa or India, first introduced into Hawaii by Don Marin in 1797. The wood is used for charcoal and furniture. The acid pulp of the fruit is eaten fresh or used as an ingredient in chutneys, curries, and drinks. Location: Mauka-Diamond Head corner of Dean Hall; mauka of Art Bldg. entrance.
Tecomanthe dendrophylla, Bignoniaceae, Tecomanthe. Woody vine from New Guinea with 5-parted leaves. From old stems arise very showy clusters of flowers each with a 3- 4-inch-long dark pink tube and spreading creamy-white lobes. Location: Mauka fence of Andrews Amphitheater.
Tecomaria capensis, Bignoniaceae, cape honeysuckle. Sprawling shrub with scarlet flowers, from Cape of Good Hope, S. Africa, introduced into Hawaii in the early 1900's. Location: Parking lot, Dole St. Offices across from TV Bldg.; mauka of Eng. Quad.; Andrews Amphitheater.
Tectona grandis, Verbenaceae, teak. Timber tree from India to Java. The wood is valued for heavy construction as well as fine furniture. Powdered wood is also used medicinally; young leaves and root bark yield a yellowish-brown dye. Location: Dole Street, near Andrews Amphitheater.
Terminalia catappa, Combretaceae, tropical almond, false kamani, kamani-haole. Tree from the E. Indies introduced into Hawaii shortly after Cook's discovery, now common, especially along the coasts. The branches are spreading, sometimes in layers and the leaves frequently turn yellow or red before falling (rare in other plants in Hawaii). The malodorous flowers are small and white. The fruit, somewhat like that of a large almond, yields a dye that can be used as ink and a seed that can be eaten raw or roasted. The strong, elastic timber is used in construction, and the roots, bark, leaves, and fruit are used medicinally and for tanning animal skins. Location: Mauka of Watanabe Hall; Diamond Head-Ewa corner of Hale Aulima.
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Thespesia populnea, Malvaceae, milo. Tree from eastern tropics, formerly more popular in Hawaii for shade trees around houses. The bell shaped flowers are 2 - 3 inches in diameter, pale yellow, with purple centers. The beautifully grained wood was made into calabashes and is still marketed by wood crafters. The young leaves are edible and the tree also yields tannin, dye, medicine, oil, and gum. Location: St. John courtyard.
Thunbergia battescombei, ornamental from tropical Africa.  Location: fence between Mid-Pac and UH, ewa of Biomed, April, 2004.
Thunbergia erecta, Acanthaceae.  Thunbergia typically has two bracts closely subtending each flower.  These bracts hide the calyx, which is commonly reduced to a short, toothed rim at the base of the corolla.  The calyx is visible in the third image where one of the bracts has been folded back, away from the corolla.  Location:  In center of main walkway to main entrance of Sinclair Library.
Thunbergia grandiflora, Bengal trumpet, ornamental liana from India.  Location: fence between Mid-Pac and UH Campus, ewa of Biomed, April, 2004.
Thunbergia laurifolia, Acanthaceae, purple allamanda. Ornamental vine from India with Showy, violet, trumpet shaped flowers up to three inches across. Location: Makai end of Wist Annex 1; fence between Mid-Pac and UH Campus, ewa of Biomed.
Thunbergia mysorensis, clock vine. Ornamental vine from India.  Location: fence between Mid-Pac and UH Campus, ewa of Biomed. [Lyon Arboretum, O'ahu.]

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