It's that time of year when this tree is in full bloom with it's breathtakingly beautiful and bright blossoms. When the countryside is full of splashes of orange and red and driving around the next corner of the road may find you under an umbrella of these blossoms hanging above you. Extrordinary!
So what is the name of this tree? And for extra points, what is the nickname for this tree and why?
The name of this tree is the Poincianna (Delonix regia) It is on the cover of the book (is how is know the proper name) "The Trees of the Caribbean"
by S.A.S.Seddon and G.W. Lennox.
Isn't it lovely and thanks for the great photos!
Man I miss it all.
OOps forgot about those extra points.
This tree has 3 other names
It appears to be aflame with it's bright colouring. ( So I have the book , I'm learning at the same time )
I've heard it called Flame of the Forest.
Flame of the Forest, African Tulip?
Poncianna is the correct answer. However, I was going for a more local nickname for the tree. Hint: the nickname is connected to the large seed pods found on the tree.
Flame of the Forest (African Tulip) is actually another tree that has tulip shaped flowers which blossom at the top of the tree giving it the nickname of Flame of the Forest.
Is the nickname Casha tree?
Are the pods the big ones like Shabuka paints and uses as a musical instrument?
Miss the land, the sea, and the air.
The Acacia Tree is a different tree. It is the one that has the macca (thorns) on it. The perfect Acacia Tree is the one located at the corner of the two roads in front of Marcia's Bar and Golden Sands.
However, you have the pods right! The kids use the pods (with the seeds in them) as musical instruments. When they shake them they rattle. Therefore, the local nickname I have heard is the Shaker Tree.
Thanks to all who participated in this. Seeing the enthusiasm encourages me to get more pictures on ID It.
...and what are those pods with seeds in them called and why? (Hint: Feminists won't like the name.)
Ok... so now it's July 20th...
Let's hear what those feminists won't like...
Come wid ie noh !!
Yes, what is the name Eric ? I am curious.
Opps, forgot about this (since no one guessed). I always heard it referred to as "Woman's tongue" because it is never quiet. :-)