Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Blooming Flamboyant

This flowering tree is called by many different names in different places, e.g. Royal Poinciana, Krishnachura, Gulmohar, Peacock Flower, Flame of the Forest, Malinche, and Tabachine. In Indonesia, it is called "flamboyan" or "bunga flamboyan" (delonix regia). Here it normally blooms between September and October during the seasonal change from the dry season to the rainy season.

Flamboyant is originally from Madagascar. More information about this flower can be found here.





I took these photos at Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Jawa Barat plaza sometime ago.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

I've never seen such a tree. I would definitely walk out of my way to catch a glimpse of it each day it was blooming. Thank you for showing it to us.

jennyfreckles said...

Such a lovely tree, the colour of the blossom is fantastic. This is my first 'visit' to Bandung; I have enjoyed looking through your photos.

Leif Hagen said...

A big, wide, beautiful tree! Love the red colors!

tony said...

Delonix regia
this tree flowers twice an year in egypt thanks for the name been looking all over the net for it.

Mike said...

That is a beautiful tree. I like the color.

Layrayski said...

beautiful! i love trees with bright almost fiery looking flowers.

Myussop said...

Indeed this is a beautiful tree when in flower. The fiery red flowers must have inspired people to call it 'flame of the forest'. They look splendid in parks.

arabesque said...

i don;t think we have such pretty trees like this one...love the color!

Mahanagari said...

Halow, Kang. Kami dari Mahanagari. Waktu sedang google Pohon Flamboyan, mampir lah kami ke blog ini. Bolehkan kami ngopi foto Flamboyan? Untuk di pasang di web www.mahanagari.com.

Eki said...

Mahanagari: Silakan, asal menyebutkan sumbernya.