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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Bignoniaceae
Tribus: Tecomeae
Genus: Newbouldia
Species: Newbouldia laevis

Newbouldia Seem. ex Bureau, 1864

Type species: Newbouldia laevis (P. Beauv.) Seem. ex Bureau.


Spathotecoma Bureau, Monogr. Bignon.: 49 (1864).


Seemann, B.C. (1864) Monogr. Bignon.: 49, Atlas: 17, t. 15


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Newbouldia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 01. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Newbouldia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 01. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Newbouldia. Published online. Accessed: May 01 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Newbouldia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 01. 2019. Newbouldia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 01.

Vernacular names

Newbouldia is a genus of plants in the family Bignoniaceae native to Africa. It is a monotypic genus consisting of the species Newbouldia laevis (common name: boundary tree).[1]

The tree has a wide distribution across West and Central Africa. It is often planted as a boundary marker.[2] It also has various medicinal uses.[3][4]

It is called ewe Akoko in Yoruba people of west Africa and Ogilisi by the Igbo people.


Newbouldia - Plants of the World Online
Blench, Roger (23–26 June 2015). The translocation of useful trees in African prehistory (PDF). 8th International Workshop for African Archaeobotany. Modena, Italy.
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