Peltophorum Seeds

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Peltophorum pterocarpum (commonly known as copperpod, yellow-flamboyant, yellow flametree, yellow poinciana oryellow-flame) is a species of Peltophorum, native to tropical southeastern Asia and a popularly ornamental tree grown around the world.

Quantity: 10 grams per packet.

Germination Rate: Min.60%

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Peltophorum pterocarpum is a deciduous tree usually reaching a height of 15 (-24) m, although it may attain 50 m and a diameter of 50 (-100) cm. Bark smooth, grey; crown dense, spreading.

Leaves large, 30-60 cm long, with 8-10 pairs of pinnae each bearing 10- 20 pairs of oblong leaflets 0.8-2.5 cm long with oblique bases.

Flowers orange-yellow, each about 2.5 cm in diameter, fragrant, particularly at night; inflorescence brown-tomentose, panicles terminal with rust-coloured buds.

Fruits 1-4 seeded pods, flat, thin, winged, 5-10 cm long, dark red when ripe, then turning black.

P. pterocarpum has a deep root system. The specific epithet 'pterocarpum' alludes to its winged seed.

Flowering occurs from March-May, although sporadic flowering may occur throughout the year (particularly in young trees), and a second flush of flowers may occur in September-November.

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