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रुद्र पलाश African Tulip Tree

Spathodea campanulata


The flower bud is ampule-shaped and contains water. These buds are often used by children who play with its ability to squirt the water. The sap sometimes stains yellow on fingers and clothes. The open flowers are cup-shaped and hold rain and dew, making them attractive to many species of birds.


The wood of the tree is soft and is used for nesting by many hole-building birds such as barbets.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 8 years ago
African Tuliptree
Spathodea campanulata Spathodea

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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

that one is nice,,

auntnance123 8 years ago

Thanks to your spotting I remembered a tree we saw frequently in Costa Rica.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

An ornamental tree

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks bayucca for ID

Sachin Zaveri
Spotted by
Sachin Zaveri

Ahmedabad, Gujarāt, India

Spotted on Mar 10, 2012
Submitted on Mar 10, 2012

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