Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thespesia populnea - Indian Tulip Tree

A fairly common tree, the Thespesia populnea or Indian Tulip tree is in full bloom at this time of the tree. Most parts of the tree are medicinal.

The flowers are a delicate yellow and they turn reddish as they age. It is quite fascinating to see the yellow and red flowers side by side.

The fruit is bell shaped and green in colour. It turns black after a while and contains white oval seeds.


kanak7 said...

I don't think I've seen this tree here. Or maybe I'll have to look harder. The blooms are so pretty. And I love the way the colour changes! Delightful!

radha said...

I have seen the yellow flower before but not the red one. Looks lovely.

College Gardener said...

I love how the flowers change color. Both shades are so pretty!

aabhaabellary said...

Nice pictures, esp the color change one.