Peltophorum pterocarpum

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(Golden flame, yellow flame)


Fabaceae / Caesalpiniaceae


Peltophorum pterocarpum

Common name(s)

Golden flame, yellow flame

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; tree


Cairns, Townsville


This species is a native of the Northern Territory, although it also occurs in Asia. There are some specimens of this tree near the entrance to the car park near DA1 as well as elsewhere. The tree produces racemes of yellow flowers followed by flat indehiscent coppery pods. Leaves are bipinnate. Fast growing it does not like cyclonic winds but if cut back and pulled upright will shoot readily. The timber can be used for furniture making and a brown dye can be extracted from the bark. This tree is a poor performer in strong winds.

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