Friday, June 1, 2012

මල් මාර/රතු මාර [Mal Mara/Rathu Mara]/Flame tree/Flamboyant/Golden Mohur (Delonix regia)

Native tree of Madagascar. Introduced into Sri Lanka before 1841 according to the H.F. Macmillan (Tropical planting and gardening with special reference to Ceylon, 1910) Flowering from February to May. It is a popular avenue tree along many roads especially of Colombo. It is also cultivated in home gardens as an ornamental tree.

1 comment:

  1. Very beautiful capture Bushana. Nice picture indeed.