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AFRICAN TULIP  #1  /  (Bangla =  রুদ্রপলাশ ) | by 3Point141
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AFRICAN TULIP #1 / (Bangla = রুদ্রপলাশ )

When it comes to landscaping the streets in India, this tree is widely used to put up a stunning display of its red-orange campanulate flowers.

 

A roadside tree in full bloom.

Spathodea campanulata

Family Bignoniaceae

Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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NOTE:

Not to be confused with another flower of somewhat similar appearance, the Flame Of The Forest (Butea monosperma / Family Fabaceae). Bengali Name is Palash (পলাশ).

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Taken on January 20, 2008