Tree Love Gulmohar – Royal poinciana

Saw this beauty while taking a stroll on Chennai roads. I had gone there for 2 days for some task, but the evening was free for me. And instead of checking out malls or shopping, I preferred just walking down the roads. Greens have their own beauty and what spotted my attention was the bunch of Red flowers amongst all the greens.

When I searched for the name, it’s not known by any, one particular name, but known by various names.

Gulmohar is called as “Royal Poinciana” in English. The scientific name of Gulmohar is Delonix regia and it belongs to the Fabaceae family of the flowering plants. It is native to Madagascar and planted worldwide as an ornamental/avenue tree. Noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. It is also one of several trees known as the Flame tree.

Royal Poinciana

Caesalpinia pluviosa

peltophorum pterocarpum

Peacock flower tree


It is also known there as Krishnachura or Krusnachuda (Bengali/Odia: the crown of the Krishna) and Krishnasura (in Assamese and Bengali). In Kerala, it is known as Alasippoo. The tree’s vivid red/vermilion/orange/yellow flowers and bright green foliage make it an exceptionally striking sight. The time I visited was not it’s full bloom so I was able to see only one bunch of red flowers.



I’m sharing my #TreeLove with the #ThursdayTreeLove blog hop, a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur

Also linking with #WWwordless-wednesday-natasha-musing-logo

This is my Love Your planet “Earth” post.

Do peep into Auroville’s great banyan tree for more tree love.

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12 Responses

  1. This tree is absolutely beautiful and the color is so striking! The leaves are impeccable and so big. Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely picture. Be safe. Be healthy and Be careful.

  2. Alana says:

    As always, I love seeing these trees, which are not at all hardy in my part of the world. We don’t have any trees with red flowers and it would be so nice to be able to grow these.

  3. Lush and green, Gulmohar trees are beautiful and it’s amazing to see rows of them in Delhi. The red flowers add a striking contrast.

  4. Same pinch, we shared the same tree this week. Thank you for linking up with us. Always a pleasure to have you join our #WW blog hop.

    I’m glad you put some details about the lovely tree. I intended to, but couldn’t. Your more than made up for it. 🙂

    Have a great week!

    • Yes, I saw it, and your trees are well dressed with flowers, haha lovely share.
      It’s my pleasure to be part of WW, where I get to see some great shares.

  5. This tree takes me back to childhood. I remember the stamen fights we did to see whose broke first hahahhahaha. The flowers are so captivating. I wish I had some near my place.

  6. Love the green of Gulmohar and sure the flowers are so beautiful. Thank you for joining, Pragun. Always good to see you around.

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