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Flame Tree

Delonix regia

Description:

The tree's vivid red/vermilion/orange/yellow flowers and bright green foliage make it an exceptionally striking sight. The flowers are large, with four spreading scarlet or orange-red petals up to 8 cm long, and a fifth upright petal called the standard, which is slightly larger and spotted with yellow and white. The naturally occurring variety flavida has yellow flowers.[3] Seed pods are dark brown and can be up to 60 cm long and 5 cm wide; the individual seeds, however, are small, weighing around 0.4 g on average. The compound leaves have a feathery appearance and are a characteristic light, bright green. They are doubly pinnate: Each leaf is 30–50 cm long and has 20 to 40 pairs of primary leaflets or pinnae on it, and each of these is further divided into 10-20 pairs of secondary leaflets or pinnules. (wiki)

Habitat:

Common street tree in Egypt

Notes:

aka Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant

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10 Comments

OmarAbdulQawy
OmarAbdulQawy 10 years ago

yes, it is. thanks

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 10 years ago

Omar ~ Perhaps it is the Jacaranda Tree? It has similar leaves to the Flame Tree and blooms around the same time. Flowers are just a different shape.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/930...

OmarAbdulQawy
OmarAbdulQawy 10 years ago

I'm from egypt and I may have seen that tree bearing purple coloured flowers. any idea about that one ?

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Beautiful Flower.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 10 years ago

One of my books (An ABC Escapade through Egypt) is sold on Amazon. The bilingual (Arabic/English) titles can actually be downloaded and printed for free from my website. And, currently, my favorite is "Yum, Yum" - all about what our local animals eat. :-)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Thanks for adding the flower. It is very beautiful. So your books sell in the states? And do you have a favorite title?

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 10 years ago

alice...just added a close-up of the flower, not from that exact tree though...one that had flowers closer to eye level! :-)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

When you get a chance, add a close-up of the flower too! Beautiful!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 10 years ago

Yes, one of my favorite trees in Egypt! The flowers are just amazing.

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely tree, amazing orange colour.

Bernadette S
Spotted by
Bernadette S

Egypt

Spotted on Jun 7, 2009
Submitted on Feb 28, 2012

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