This was just another tree growing in the neighbourhood till the day a few flowers bloomed. The orange flowers were so captivating.
African tulip tree also Fountain Tree – is a large tree with glossy deep green pinnate leaves and orange flowers. It may grow to 80 ft . The buds appear at the branch tiops. They have green brown fingerlike pods pointing upwards and outwards above the foliage. Each of these pods contains about 500 tissue papery seeds.
Botanical name: Spathodea campanulata Family: Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda family)
( Information – Flowers of India – link provided)