Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) Backer ex Heyne

Sub-Family: Caesalpinioideae
English Name: Copper Pod Tree
Synonym: Inga pterocarpa DC.
Common Name: Yellow flame tree
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of Sri Lanka, Malaya Peninsula and North Australia
Habitat: Planted as ornamental avenue tree
Uses: Avenue plant, ornamental. In traditional medicine it is used as an astringent to cure or relieve intestinal disorders after pain at childbirth, sprains, bruises and swelling or as a lotion for eye troubles, muscular pains and sores.
Key Characteristics: Trees with young parts brown tomentulose. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, pulvinate; pinnae 10-12 pairs, opposite, margin entire. Flowers bisexual, golden yellow, in terminal or lateral racemose panicles; calyx lobes 5, ovate; petals 5, subequal, crinkled; stamens 10, filaments free; ovary half inferior; stigma peltate. Fruit a pod.