Philatelic Aspects of Ascension

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  (tecoma stans)

Known as "Yellow Boy" on Ascension Island, this is a shrub with bell-shaped yellow flowers, introduced about 1900, and now very common on the lower altitude lava regions, especially near Travellers Hill. Tecoma velutina is a larger bush with darker, longer leaves and is less common, being limited to Dampiers Ravine and near Two Boats.


Copyright © 2000, Neil MacFall
Created by Stephen C Fowler
Last revised on the 8th of July 2000