Sunday, April 26, 2009

Today's Flowers #37: Costal Coral Tree (火炬刺桐), Erythrina caffra


I photographed this interesting specimen almost a month ago on my way to a mountain hot spring resort near Taipei.  I had no idea what was it, until I saw the same tree in the Taipei Botanical Garden recently.


Costal Coral Tree apparently as you can see is a deciduous tree and flowers in the late winter to early spring.  The red color flowers on top of the up-right tree branch with no leaves make  a very spectacular showing.

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12 comments:

Naturegirl said...

Stunning and I can see how it stands out!Wonderful capture!

Tabib said...

Beautiful like red hot chilli!

Carol said...

Beautiful...bright and crisp....

Dianne said...

you captured this flower perfectly, stunning shots

Jun Bullan said...

wonderful photos! looking at the different pictures allowed me to travel around the world without spending a cent. Thanks

Denise said...

Exquisite flowers, I've never seen them before but I am very glad you shared them with Today's Flowers. Thank you so much.

mimi said...

wonderful pictures.

Jay said...

Wow.. that's a stunning tree! My mother would love it, but it probably wouldn't grow here.

Tricia said...

Spectacular showing, indeed! Very pretty.

VALKYRIEN said...

Unusual flower - to me! And it is so beautiful and excotic! Great capture!

fiziskandarz said...

whoaaa!! a nice flower.. i kinda like the mood of the pix [ and hmm.. i think i haven't seen one in real life tho ] :P

Glennis said...

very pretty coloured flowers.

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