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Peltophorum africanum - African Wattle

Peltophorum africanum - African Wattle (Peltophorum africanum - African Wattle)

This native of Zimbabwe, Africa grows very well here. There's several trees blooming at the San Diego Zoo right now. Photo taken Sept. 9, 2010.

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Looks like close kin to a Paloverde or a Caesalpinia, Delonix.

10 Sep, 2010



Actually, the flowers look different...even though it's in the same family (Fabaceae or Leguminosae). Peltophorum is a much more spectacular, beautiful flowering tree!

Check out my pics of blooming Peltophorum pterocarpum...they're very impressive! : > )

11 Sep, 2010


Hmm. Leaves like an Acacia, but the flowers of a Senna subfamily member. OK!

11 Sep, 2010


Lovely colour :o))

12 Sep, 2010

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