An exciting activity of watching Lal Zumbar or Brownea Coccinea or Scarlet Flame Bean (Caesalpiniaceae Family) flower clusters in orange red colour.
I had been watching a group of small evergreen trees in Aditi garden, Pune, India.
It looked interesting because of their dwarf structure. It was during winter, when I saw these trees bearing some interesting structures!
They were the bunches of light pinkish brown leaves!
I uploaded the photos to my favourite Indian Flora group on FB. Some kind biologists (names forgotten) suggested that it might be Brownea Coccinea. I was surprised to see scarlet flowers showed up in the Google search. I had not seen those trees bearing any flowers past a year. I thought it was not that plant and doubtfully asked those biologists again… They firmly said that it is Brownea Coccinea and the flowers won’t show up unless we look closely.
It was during early spring days…
I found very beautiful Brownea Coccinea flowers. Just like the Asoka flowers, I saw them on some of the old branches that were not at all visible from outside. I was very happy that I finally located them!
Thanks to those who selflessly helped me to identify Brownea Coccinea and a big thanks to Shivaprakash Nedle, a passionate biologist (brother of my co sister), who introduced me to Indian Flora 🙂
Indian Flora Group on Facebook