Yellow Flame Tree
Short description: fast growing deciduous tree that grows to 15-25m
Leaves: long strips of small leaves approx. 30-60cm long
Flowers/Fruit: bright yellow flowers with orange stamens that blossom from March – June and Sept - Nov., followed by four-inch-long black seed pods which ripen to a dark red
What to Observe
First fully open single flower
Full flowering (record all days)
End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)
Fully ripened fruit
Open seed pods
- Seeds dropped to ground
ClimateWatch Science Advisor
We expect plants to start shooting and flowering earlier in the year as a result of climate change warming the Earth. They may also start appearing in new areas, as warmer temperatures enable them to live in environments that were previously too cold for them.
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When To Look
Flowering occurs from March – June and September to November.
Note: ClimateWatch is looking for any changes in the timing of these events so remember to keep a lookout all year!
Where To Look
Northern Territory and Queensland.
Note: ClimateWatch is looking for any changes outside of their known ranges so remember to keep a lookout beyond these regions too!
The map below displays the accumulated observations of these species as reported by ClimateWatch observers, together with the layer showing how the range of the species might change between now and 2085, with orange areas indicating where the species might disappear, and green areas where the species range might expand.
- Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants, Edition 6, 2010
- Singapore Government, National Parks - Flora and Fauna Web
- Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) 2018
- Experts consulted: ClimateWatch Science Advisory Panel
Poinciana (Red flame tree) will look similar when not it flower. Poinciana flowers are red and its seed pods are longer (20 - 70 cm) that remain on the tree for most of the year.
Did You Know?
This highly ornamental Northern Territory native tree is popular in south Florida!