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Yellow Flame Tree

Peltophorum pterocarpum

Description:

It is a deciduous tree growing to 15–25 m (rarely up to 50 m) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 1 m. The leaves are bipinnate, 30-60 cm long, with 16-20 pinnae, each pinna with 20-40 oval leaflets 8-25 mm long and 4-10 mm broad. The flowers are yellow, 2.5-4 cm diameter, produced in large compound racemes up to 20 cm long. The fruit is a pod 5-10 cm long and 2.5 cm broad, red at first, ripening black, and containing one to four seeds. Trees begin to flower after about four years. The tree is widely grown in tropical regions as an ornamental tree, particularly in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Florida and Hawaii in the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peltophorum...

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1 Comment

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

lovely show

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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