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May tree?
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Poster sherah41 Offline
Posted 05/03/08 12:11 PM
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I was told this is called a May tree, does anyone know for sure? I do love the bright color though.
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#279317 - 05/05/08 01:54 PM Re: May tree? [Re: sherah41]
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It's called a flambouyant tree. Gets the name "May Tree" because they only bloom once a year, usually in May, though some of them bloom in late April or early June. I have seen them in yellow, orange, red, and a mixture of any of those. Lots of them on the mainland. They are beautiful when they are in bloom, but most of the year, they look dead.
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#279373 - 05/05/08 11:02 PM Re: May tree? [Re: shuffles]
ScubaLdy Offline
here are a few other names that it is known by

Often grown as an ornamental tree and given the name Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant,it is also known as Gulmohar, Peacock Flower, Flame of the Forest,
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#279431 - 05/06/08 04:26 PM Re: May tree? [Re: ScubaLdy]
Marty Offline
you see incredible views with hundreds of these on the hillsides on the mainland. the green of the vegetation mixed with the incredible huge clumps of red and orange and yellow make one of the most beautiful things i've seen.

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#279501 - 05/07/08 02:29 AM Re: May tree? [Re: Marty]
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I've been Chetumal twice and was awed by the enormous Flamboyant Trees that lined the highways and sometimes wee the center dividers. The trees on the island that are away from the wind and properly pruned are beautiful. There is an outstanding specimen in the parking lot by Barefoot Books and Mickey's Restuarant.
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