Spathodea campanulata


Spathodea campanulata also known as African Tulip Tree, Flame of The Forest, Fountain Tree, Firebell is a Moderately branched, open, leafy tree with opposite, pinnate leaves,  to 45cm long, each comprising 9-19 oblong to ovate, leathery, deep green leaflets. Terminal racemes or panicles of asymmetrical, bell-shaped, yellow-rimmed, scarlet to blood-red flowers, 5-10cm long, yellowish green inside, are borne mainly in spring and summer; they have a crepe-like texture, fox-like scent, and abundant nectar. Large, woody, canoe-shaped seed pods release papery-winged seeds.