literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.

Vernacular Name: Turi (O); African Tulip Tree (E).

Large trees; bark pale or white, young parts velutinous. Leaves opposite, imparipinnate; leaflets 9-15, oblong or lanceolate, elliptic, minutely pubescent. Flowers scarlet or orange-scarlet, in dense terminal raceme, velutinous; calyx spathaceous; corolla campanulate. Capsule erect, lanceolate-oblong, valves keeled; seeds winged.
Commonly planted in gardens and along roads as an avenue tree.
Flowering : December - February
Fruiting : April - June