Butea monosperma - Leguminosae

               ( Please note that the leaves in the background of the picture belong to other plant varieties. )

               10 to 15 m high growing  deciduous tree, often with a short stem. Originating from deciduous forests in India, Burma and

                Sri Lanka and well known as a medicinal plant and for the production of shellac. Nowadays the tree is often planted for its beautiful

                red, orange or sometimes yellow flowers which have a diameter of 3.0 to 5.0 cm and are formed  in the typical way of this plant

                family.

                The rare yellow form of this ornamental tree is available as smaller grafted plants depending on the season.

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