The African Tulip Tree has reddish, orange tulips growing on it. It has no fruit. It has a twisty, brown trunk. Its leaves are in the shape of an Oblong leaf. It's leaf has a length of 16.5cm. and a width of 6cm. It's leaf margin is entire It has a parallel leaf venation. Leaf arrangement is sub opposite. It's leaf texture is rough, and has boat-like seed pods on the tree itself. The leaf's colour is light-greenish. It has a Platy bark texture as well as a butress root system.
This is an invasive species. It's natural habitat is tropical west Africa. We found the African Tulip in a shady spot next to other African Tulips. We found the tree in a secondary rainforest, there wasn't a lot of sunlight getting into the area.
We found the tree next to some rotting bark with mushrooms growing on it.
Spotted on Mar 1, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013