since this blog started, i wrote about flame of the forest every year and in different seasons. still there are more about it.
you might wonder why i still haven’t covered this species this year and it is almost off-season now. i am sorry i didn’t have the time to write about it even though i was still star-struck after all these years by the glorious flowering season few weeks earlier.
but i am not forgetting about this beautiful tree. here to share some other angles i appreciate this tree’s wonders.
a tree is an amazing nature architecture and buttress root is a close to reality evidence. many tropical trees develop buttress roots for the fact that they need real and heavy-weight support. flame of the forest is one of this kind.
not only i love the flamboyant blossoms in full bloom, i adore every of the petals. don’t they each and everyone look like a perfect comma emerged freshly from a typewriter.
each flower is actually composed of four of these spreading petals spreading and a fifth upright petal, which is slightly larger and spotted with yellow and white.
鳳凰木 delonix regla (flame of the forest) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots | (unranked): rosids | order: fabales 豆目 | family: fabaceae 豆科 | subfamily: caesalpinioideae 蘇木亞科 | genus: delonix 鳳凰木屬 | species: d. regia 鳳凰木
過往所寫 previous posts about flame of the forest：《鳳凰紅 the flame of forest, early summer 2013》、《flame of forest in winter 冬季留影 鳳凰木》、《影樹 the flame of forest》、《維園火焰 red hot victoria park》、《鳳凰城 flaming city》