Spathodea campanulata

Common Name : African Tulip Tree, Scarlet Bell Tree, Fountain Tree, Pichkari, Flame of the forest, Uganda flame, Nandi flame Botanical Name : Spathodea campanulata Family : Bignoniaceae Order : Lamiales Kannada : Neerukayi mara Tamil : patadi Hindi : Rugtoora

Spathodea campanulata

Genus - Spathodea

Species - campanulata

Category - Large, deciduous ornamental tree

Origin / Native - Africa's tropical forests, Uganda

Height - Up to 80 feet tall

Uses - Medicinal

Flowers - Large, showy, scarlet orange, crimson red or yellow, bell, cup or funnel shaped, buds are velvety greenish brown with whorls like arrangement

Flowering Season - March to dec

Fruits - woody with flat dark browm seeds, Pods contains 10 to 12 seeds

Stems - woody, thick skin, Hairy

Attracts - Birds

Foliage - Dark green, glossy, smooth, large, pinnate leaves, leaflets are oval shaped & veined

Seeds - Edible

Fruits - Dark brown, Central portion of the fruit is poisonous

Attracts - Birds

Spathodea campanulata flower[large, scarlet orange with yellow centric]
Spathodea campanulata flower

African Tulip tree flower
African Tulip tree flower

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Cubbon Park, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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