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Flame of the Forest tree

butea monosperma

Description:

a slow growing tree that reaches a height of 40 to 50 feet. It has a crooked trunk and irregular branches. The leaves are 3-foliate and the flowers a bright orange red color. One can see the tree flowering in spring and in full bloom hardly any flowers are visible on the branches. From afar a cluster of trees gives the impression of fire in the forest and hence the name.



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Uva Province, Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.83, Long: 80.99

Spotted on Mar 21, 2014
Submitted on May 20, 2014

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