African tulip

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Synonyms for African tulip

African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers

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The 4-inch-long, 2-inch-wide chalice-shaped flowers of the African tulip tree are truly breathtaking.
Roadside verges were bursting with sword aloes, red hot pokers, pride of Madeira and the most beautiful lilies and trees in flower in and around the city included the African tulip tree, the batwing coral tree and the absolutely stunning tropical hydrangea or oriental Madagascar tree.
I assume you are referring to the African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata), since it is of tropical origin and would flourish in Guatemala.
And with plants like orange and red Chinese hats, Seminole Dombeya--with its pink hydrangea-like blooms--giant irises, King Ixora, African tulip tree and the showy Brazilian Red Cloak, to name a few, the pleasure is never ending.
At the side of the road grew mangoes, ginger, avocado, breadfruit, passion fruit, lychees, hibiscus, bourgainvillea,and African tulip trees.
It crosses streams on toylike bridges, offers glimpses of tumbling waterfalls, occasionally bursts upon sweeping ocean vistas and skirts gulches where bright-orange African tulip blossoms rise to greet you.
And then there was that African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata) on Missouri Avenue in West Los Angeles, with its orange-red chalices for blooms; I had never seen such a gorgeous street tree and wondered why it was not more widely planted.
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