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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