Peltophorum pterocarpum


Peltophorum pterocarpum also known as Yellow Poinciana, Yellow Flame Tree, Copper-Pod, Yellow Flamboyant Tree is a Fast-growing tree, wide-spreading and freely branching, with rust-red-downy stems.  Large, 2-pinnate, deep green leaves are composed of 8-20 pairs of elliptic-oblong leaflets, 2cm long. In summer, produces ascending racemes, to 45cm long, of fragrant, bright yellow flowers, 4cm across, with obovate, crinkly petals, each with a central brownish red mark. Elliptic to oblong, winged, purple-brown seed pods are 8-10cm long.