Peltophorum pterocarpum: Yellow Flame Tree, Copperpod

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Peltophorum pterocarpum [Copperpod, Golden Flamboyant, Yellow Flamboyant, Yellow Flame Tree, Yellow Poinciana] is a species of Peltophorum, native to tropical southeastern Asia and popular ornamental tree.

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It is a deciduous tree, belong to Family Leguminosae and sub-family Caesalpiniaceae. The flowers are yellow, 2.5-4 cm diameter, produced in large compound racemes up to 20 cm long.

The fruit is a pod 5-10 cm long and 2.5 cm broad, red at first, ripening black, and containing one to four seeds.

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The tree is widely grown in tropical regions as an ornamental tree.

Photos: Woodlands Venue 3Singapore [20140306]

Source: Wikipedia

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