Spathodea campanulata: African tulip tree

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Spathodea is a monotypic genus in the flowering plant family Bignoniaceae. The single species it contains, Spathodea campanulata, is commonly known as the fountain tree, African tulip tree. The tree grows between 7–25 m [23–82 ft] tall and is native to tropical dry forests of Africa. It has been nominated as among 100 of the “World’s Worst” invaders.

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This tree is planted extensively as an ornamental tree throughout the tropics and is much appreciated for its very showy reddis  h-orange or crimson, campanulate flowers.

Photos: Woodlands, Singapore [20150408]

Source; Wikipedia 

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