Yellow Flame Tree Ria Tann/Flickr

Yellow Flame Tree

Peltophorum pterocarpum

Fast growing deciduous tree that grows to 15 - 25 m tall.

Leaves

Long strips of small leaves 30 - 60 cm long.

Flowers

Bright yellow flowers with orange stamens that blossom from March to June and September to November.

Fruits/Seeds

10 cm long black seed pods which ripen to a dark red.

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What to Observe

  • First fully open single flower

  • Full flowering (record all days)

  • End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)

  • No flowering

  • Fully ripened fruit

  • Open seed pods

  • Seeds dropped to ground

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When and Where

When To Look

  • Flowering from March to June and September to November

Where To Look

  • Northern Territory and Queensland
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What Else?

This highly ornamental Northern Territory native tree is popular in south Florida.

Similar Species

Red Flame Tree (Poinciana) will look similar when not it flower but its flowers are red and its seed pods are longer (20 - 70 cm) and remain on the tree for most of the year.