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.
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