Gulmohar - Flame Tree
|Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal)
|Date Taken: 2009-05-04|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2010-02-23 7:36|
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Common name: Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana, Indian Name: Gulmohar
Botanical name: Delonix regia
Discovered in the early 19th century in its native Madagascar by botanist Wensel Bojer, Gulmohar is a flamboyant tree in flower - some say the world's most colorful tree. For several weeks in spring and summer it is covered with exuberant clusters of flame-red flowers, 4-5 in across. Even up close the individual flowers are striking: they have four spoon shaped spreading scarlet or orange-red petals about 3 in long, and one upright slightly larger petal (the standard) which is marked with yellow and white. The delicate, fern-like leaves are composed of small individual leaflets, which fold up at the onset of dusk. Gulmohar gets 30-40 ft tall, but its elegant wide-spreading umbrella-like canopy can be wider than its height. Gumohar is naturalized in India and is widely cultivated as a street tree.
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a very beautiful picture, slendid colours, the sharpness is a bit soft, well composed.
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