Scientific Name: Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) Backer ex K.Heyne

Family Name: Leguminosae 


The tree is commonly known as the “yellow flame tree” because of its eye-catching clusters of brilliant yellow blooms, which bloom at their peak in the spring and summer.

The tree produces flat, woody pods that are filled with seeds; the pods are green at first and turn brown as they ripen, and when the pods break open, the seeds are often scattered by the wind.

Peltophorum pterocarpum is not a prominent timber tree, but it is utilized in traditional medicine and local crafts, and its wood is occasionally employed for small-scale woodworking projects.

The tree is a popular choice for landscaping in many tropical places because of its reputation for withstanding dry conditions, which makes it appropriate for cultivation in arid and semi-arid climates.