Fire Tree, Delonix regia, Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana, Arbol del Fuego
Fire Tree is one of the most conspicuous flowering tree I have ever seen. Instead of going straight to a meeting, I couldn't resist taking photos of these bright fiery red-orange and yellow flowers right across the building I was going to. It was a hot but breezy afternoon, shooting was a hit or miss.:p
Delonix regia is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. It is endemic to the western forests of Madagascar, but has been introduced into tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide. It can grow as tall as 59 feet, and naturally assumes a spreading umbrella shape. Fire Tree blooms here from April to May, followed by long, flattened, leathery dark brown or black seed pods. And because it is a legume, the tree has nitrogen-fixating and soil-improving properties. More here.
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How beautiful! What a wonderful flower. Great shot!
Wow, amazing tree - so vibrant!
Very pretty photos!
Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful, colorful photos!
I never heard of a fire tree before! It is really cool - you got good macros -- really clear, the stamen are really interesting.
Its easy to get distracted with this beautiful flower. I do that once in a while.
The pistils look like whiskers! LOL!
Great photo work, very nice colors ...
Best regards, Karin
Exotic and stunning -- beautiful color.
What a fascinating flower! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog with help on identification of the Dahlia! Happy weekend.
Wonderful photos of these flamboyant flowers, Miranda!
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A flowering Flamboyant Tree is one of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!!
Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk
Wow, what an amazing flower.
Really brilliant flowers on this tree. It must be gorgeous to see the whole thing in bloom.
Between you and Andrea, you're making me homesick! The fire tree is one awesome tree when it's in full bloom.
I've seen this flower for the first time in Costa Rica last year and was so impressed. I didn't see this back home :(
Incredible blooms! Haven't seen these before. :-)
These are also called the peacock flowers. Lovely captures.
wow, these flowers are so beautiful! wonderful captured :)
Such gorgeous blooms to photograph. Lovely shots! (Worth bumping a meeting for.)
Here we call them bunga Merak (Peacock flower). When I was a kid, I often use the flower as earrings :)
Beautifully presented. Not an easy task considering the height of the flowers and the wind factor.
I had the same experience, I saw this flowering tree in route and had to stop and get some pics, thanks for sharing!
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