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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Firmiana colorata in bloom

Firmiana colorata (Sterculia colorata) is a medium sized deciduous tree with fluted stem and having palmate leaves ( 3-5 lobed) clustered at the end of brachlets. Flowers are showy scarlet or orange red, solitary or in clusters of 2-3 in short panicles from the axils of fallen leaves. it occurs  through out the dry deciduous forests and moist deciduous forests of India (present both in Eastern Ghats and Wester Ghats). this picture has been taken from Farhabad region of Nagarjuna Sagar Sreesylum Tiger Reserve (NSTR),AP. 

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