The “Flame Tree.”

                                   Flame Tree on a Guam beach.

“Flame Tree.” We happen to have a couple of them within view of our kitchen window here on Guam. Referred to as “Botanical Rubies,” Delonix regia, the flame tree, is a species of flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers.

You can find them In the continental United States in Central and Southern Florida, and in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. It is a cherished tree in the Caribbean and is featured in many Dominican & Puerto Rican paintings. It can also be found in Belize, The Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Hawaii, Mexico (especially in the Yucatan peninsula), Nicaragua, Isreal, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Curaçao, GUAM, and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where it is the official tree of the islands. In Mauritius and La Réunion it announces the coming of the new year. In the Philippines, its full bloom signals the imminent arrival of the monsoon rains. It is very widely grown in the Northern Australia, although it now grows and blooms successfully in Sydney. It can also be found in Hong Kong, Paraguay, Peru, Spain (southern coast of Spain) the valencian coast and on all Canary Islands, Thailand, Sri Lanka and southern China. It is the official tree in Vietnam, and parts of Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. It also grows throughout southern Brazil, with ornamental trees in Rio Grande do Sul.

So, if you have never seen one up close and in person, my guess is you probably need to get out more and see the world! lol

(Source: Info – Wikipedia; Photo – Google)

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