Yellow poinciana | Peltophorum pterocarpum

Peltophorum pterocarpum

Common Name : Yellow poinciana, Copperpod, Yellow gulmohar tree, Yellow Flame Tree, Yellow Jacaranda, Horsebush, Yellow Flamboyant, Rusty shield-bearer, Golden Flamboyant Scientific Name : Peltophorum pterocarpum Family : Fabaceae

Peltophorum pterocarpum

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Fabales

Genus - Peltophorum

Species - pterocarpum

Synonym - Peltophorum dubium, Caesalpinia dubia

Origin / Native - Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

Category - Deciduous, Ornamental tree

Height - Up to 85 feet tall

Spread - Up to 50 feet wide

Hindi - Peela gulmohar

Bangla[kolkata] - Radhachura

Tamil - Perunkonrai

Flowers - Very showy, large, yellow, clustered in spikes, fragrance, 5 petals, 10 orange stamens, 1 green stigma

Foliage - Dark green, feathery, bipinnate-[pinnate, compound], alternatively arranged leaves, oblong Leaflets

Fruits & Seeds - Red, black, brown

Growth Rate - Fast

Flowering Season - April to september

Good For - Parks, shade trees, roadsides, street, specimen

Light Requirement - Full sun, well drained soil

Propagation - Seeds, cuttings

Uses - Ornamental tree

Attracts - Bees, butterflies, birds

Peltophorum pterocarpum flowers
Peltophorum pterocarpum flowers

Yellow poinciana tree, Foliage
Yellow poinciana tree

Yellow poinciana with bees
Yellow poinciana with bees

Bees feeding on peltophorum pterocarpum
Bees feeding on peltophorum pterocarpum

Yellow poinciana flower spikes-Full bloom, Petals, Stamen, Stigma
Yellow poinciana flower spikes-Full bloom

Yellow poinciana flower buds
Yellow poinciana flower buds

Yellow poinciana-Single flower spike
Yellow poinciana-Single flower spike

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Cubbon Park, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Behind High Court, Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru, Karnataka


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