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AFRICAN TULIP   #2  /  (Bengali =  রুদ্রপলাশ ) | by 3Point141
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AFRICAN TULIP #2 / (Bengali = রুদ্রপলাশ )

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El Yunque National Rainforest (Elev. 900 metres / 3,000 ft) is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System.

The island of Puerto Rico has a tropical climate because it is south of the Tropic of Cancer. It rains here all year long because there is no distinct wet or dry season. The temperature and length of daylight remain fairly constant throughout the year.

 

Profusion of bloom of the red-orange campanulate flowers.

Spathodea campanulata

Family Bignoniaceae

El Yunque National Rain Forest, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, USA.

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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 March 30, 2011