Yellow (ThursdayTreeLove)

The almost mandatory photo stop in my daily walk!

What do you first see in this image? I know you will say trees.. we are on ThursdayTreeLove after all!! And you are right!!

Normally I would have admired the clouds or the view but this time the yellow blaze caught my eye. So much so that I walked an extra 500m to reach this tree.

No identification puzzles this time.

There grew a row of Peltophorum pterocarpum and all were in bloom. Their blazing yellow flowers were the head turners that day. This tree belongs to the Caesalpiniaceae family and is known as Copper Pod Tree. It is a common avenue tree in Pune and its dense green foliage is made up of pretty feather like leaves . Its fragrant flowers give way to rusty red pods hence the local name Copper Pod tree. The Peltophorum looks wonderful in bloom as well as when full of these coppery pods.

Flowers and Fruit
Not native to Pune, yet the species is happy in the city with profuse flowering and fruiting every year.

As I said, this is mostly an avenue tree which means one cannot really sit under its dense cool shade or enjoy its fragrance … It is all in a days work for the Peltophorum to lay out a yellow carpet for morning walkers..

A yellow carpet .. image from a few years ago

Have you seen this majestic tree and enjoyed the fragrance of its blooms?

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Do head over to see some fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!

17 Replies to “Yellow (ThursdayTreeLove)”

  1. Another new tree to me. We have these (or a relative we call yellow poinciana) in South Florida in the country where I live (United States) but the trees are bare in the winter, which is when we normally visit Florida. So I have never seen the leaves and the blooms. They aren’t hardy in most of my country, so really enjoyed seeing your pictures.

    1. Yes I think the Yellow Poinciana is a ‘cousin’ of this tree.. It is an introduced species in my country. I am happy my tree has been relatable today! 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Dear Archana,

    Thank you for enlightening me about the Copper pod tree. There are plenty where I live but i didn’t know the name myself.
    It’s a truly gorgeous one.
    There is a book by Pradip Krishen on the The Trees of Delhi, I’ve been meaning to get my hands on. 🙂

  3. What a beautiful one and I must have seen this. These remind me of the pink trumpets in Bangalore, Archana. Such sights are morning walks are inspiration. Thank you for joining. See you tomorrow.

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