Golden goddess (tabebuia chrysantha)

Catalog # 43 - Few plants surpass this one's beauty when in bloom.
Masses of yellow flowers crowd its canopy. Resisitant to insects and decay, it is used as timberwood in construction. It is part of a familiy of trees (tabebuia) also known for their medicinal uses. The leaves are used in a tea form for the treatment of cancer and candida. Better known herbally by the Brazilian name paod'arco, it is a very majestic ornamental and helpful tree of the tropics, which makes a great bonsai for indoor use. (see also Pink shower cat# 89 tabebuia rosea.)