Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Chennai's prolific bloomers - Delonix Regia
And another one that has to contend with the buildings for sunlight and space. The flamboyant Delonix Regia. It is ironic - the delonix regia is probably the most common and most admired tree in the city, yet is the one most likely to be a victim of mistaken identity - it is thought of to be the 'flame of the forest' by almost everyone. It is hard to get to know neighbours in a city, isnt it? Especially when they aren't from around here -- yes, the ubiquitous Gulmohar, as its common name goes, is from Madagascar!
Do you have an interesting story or picture to share about a city tree? Do let me know!