The flame of the forest

It doesn’t seem fair that the world is this colourful when my life is so drab.
Fortunately Nature doesn’t really care how you feel…
Took this at my bro’s place…It’s a Gulmohar tree.

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5 Responses to “The flame of the forest”

  1. river.shelby November 18, 2006 at 11:16 am # Reply

    Thanks for leaving a comment. I will add you to my links if you don’t mind.

  2. Poison November 27, 2006 at 10:48 pm # Reply

    That s not gulmohor.. and thts not flame of the jungle either.. ‘flame of the jungle’ is a very tall tree with chalice shaped big red flowers..
    I don’t know the name of this flower but it s surely neither of the two..

    and I m sorry to be sounding like an annoyingly steadfast botany school teacher !! 😀

  3. Mukul Hinge November 28, 2006 at 12:40 am # Reply

    It’s ‘artistic license’, okay?
    Seriously though, that’s actually a hybrid sapling that we’ve planted in our garden. It’s a strain of Royal Poinciana a.k.a Gulmohar, Peacock Flower, Flame of the Forest, and the Flame Tree from the Family: Fabaceae (Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae)

    It comes from a sub-family and might have a different local name but the genus is essentially the same. Look carefully at the colour of the leaves and you’ll see why it’s called ‘a flame’.

  4. Poison November 28, 2006 at 2:13 am # Reply

    i see…
    i live and i learn ! 🙂

  5. Mukul Hinge November 28, 2006 at 10:33 pm # Reply

    Don’t we all? 😉

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