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鳳凰木 ( Flame of the Forest, Royal Poinciana )

Delonix regia


It's well known for its flame liking flowers.In Taiwan(Lat: 23.0),Its flowers begin to bloom in May and can last to July. The trees have even-pinnately compound leaves.


Living in the tropics,There're always plenty of colorful flowers in blossom throughout a year.One of my favorite is 鳳凰木 ( Flame of the Forest).We call it 鳳凰木 because its flower is like 鳳凰,which is a creature in legends,kind of like phoenixes .And you can actually use its petals to form the shape of 鳳凰!

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Tainan City, Taiwan

Spotted on May 26, 2012
Submitted on May 26, 2012


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