Photo 2. Solitary, mature African tulip tree, Spathodea campanulata. Note the slightly buttressed trunk.
Photo 3. Clumps of flowers of African tulip tree, Spothodea campanulata, at the end of the branches.
Photo 4. Young African tulip trees, Spathodea campanulata, showing compound leaves (right) and flowers.
African tulip tree
Spathodea campanulata. It is a member of the Bignoniaceae.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1Information from Warea Orapa (2017) Impact and management of invasive alien plants in Pacific island coummunities. In: Ellison CA, Sankaran KV, Murphy ST (eds) Invasive Alien Plants. CAB International. (https://www.cabi.org/ISC/FullTextPDF/2017/20173322107.pdf); and African tulip tree Spathodea companulata. Brisbane City Council weed identification tool. (https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/african-tulip-tree); and Weeds of Australia, Biosecurity Queensland Edition. Queensland Government. (https://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/media/Html/spathodea_campanulata.htm); and from Spathodea campanulata (African tulip tree) (2019). CABI Invasive Species Compendium. (https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/51139). Photos 1,2&4 Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org. Photo 3 Joy Viola, Northeastern University, Bugwood.org. Photo 5 Tony Pernas, USDI National Park Service, Bugwood.org.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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