Common name: African tulip
Malay name: Pancut-pancut
Scientific name: Spathodea campanulata
Conservation status: Least concerned, Cultivated, Introduced (Tropical Africa)
A medium-sized tree that grows 16-30 m tall. Tree crown is oval and bushy. Bear clusters of large, showy flowers. Flowers are somewhat bell-shaped, lobed, orange-red. Produces woody capsules that split when mature.
Habit: Perennial tree
Cultivation: It is planted by seeds, cuttings, grafting or root suckers
Ecological function: The large, bell-shaped flowers attract pollinators like birds. The tree is shade-providing. It is used for soil improvement, reforestation and erosion control. It is planted as a living fence. The leaves of this tree make a useful mulch.
Pollinator: Birds, bats
Soil: Loamy soils
Moisture: Well-drained, fertile soils
Shade: No shade