African Tulip

September 27, 2006


This is the Spathodia, or African Tulip; it was brought in from the African continent by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan’s times by their emissaries; it has taken to Bangalore is a very popular avenue tree, scattering its beautiful blooms on our roads and footpaths.

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Yes, I know the pic could have been a little crisper, but oh well, I am not aspiring to be a great photographer…call that a documentation shot and be done with it!