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Flame Tree Flower
Creative Commons AttributionFlame Tree Flower - Credit: Tatters:), Flickr

 

Flame Tree in Mali
Creative Commons AttributionFlame Tree in Mali - Credit: Robin Taylor

Flame trees grow widely throughout the Tropics.  They are also known as Flamboyants or Royal Poincianas.