...and orange, is the very flamboyant, vibrant, Delonix regia.
Also known as the Flame tree and Royal Poinciana, it is a
spectacular sight in full bloom. Said to be a native of
Madagascar, it is one of the most common sights on the Indian
By the end of April,the first flush of colour is seen on the
trees.By May, they are in several phases of bloom as you can
see from the pictures below. The blooming period lasts till
October/November. I've seen one tree with some flowers in
the month of December too!
Although these trees grow to be very tall they also spread
and provide a lot of shade. In India, the Flamboyant tree
(yet another name it is known as), is called the Gulmohur and
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