Colville’s Glory and the African Tulip

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I went to Lalbagh this morinng, and near the Siddapura gate, Colville’s Glory is in bloom now:

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And all over, not just in Lalbagh, the African Tulip (Spathodea) is in full bloom:

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All of us know about the serial flowering of the avenue trees of Bangalore, that was introduced by

Gustav Krumbiegel

…and many of us can’t help wishing that we had him now, when the BBMP doesn’t want to plant trees but chop them for development!

For more on the common flowering trees here, see

Karthik’s journal

Deepa Mohan
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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.


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