Spathodea campanulata

Spathodea campanulata

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(African Tulip Tree)

FAMILY

Bignoniaceae

Species

Spathodea campanulata

Common name(s)

African Tulip Tree (CLASS 3)

Flower colour; life form

Flowers red/orange. Tree

Distinguishing features

Leaves opposite, pinnate with about 18 leathery leaflets. Flowers 8-12 cm long, grouped in clusters, corolla somewhat bell-shaped, orange to red, crinkled in bud, copious nectar present. Fruit a follicle to 20 cm long, numerous winged seeds.

Spathodea campanulata