Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Quiz Tuesday part 33

Fifth Ave South, downtown Naples

It's been hotter than... iPhone around here lately ;-) Is it any wonder that we all seek shelter under this tree, with its dense foliage...

It has been described as the most colourful tree in the world (when in full bloom). Do you know its proper name?

22 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

Royal Poinciana... OK I cheated, I admit it, I looked it up on Wikipedia.
Gorgeous when in full bloom.

Letitia said...

yeah I reckon it is a poinciana too - but i don't know what a royal one is.
They grow everywhere in Brisbane up in Queensland. It always feels like home when I get off the plane and drive through the streets and see the beautiful poincianas.

BTW - Isabella, are you getting knocked around by cyclone dean?

Rambling Round said...

Hmmmm, I was going to guess royal poinciana, but I see that one has been taken! I cheated too! Wikipedia is wonderful!
Now, are you going to tell us that this is NOT a poinciana tree but something else instead?
It really it beautiful whatever it is! Shady too.

Jilly said...

My first thought was Flame Tree, which I looked up and see there are several trees, including Royal Poincina, that can have this as a common name.

Actually I don't know but I do know it's a most beautiful tree with a wonderful spreading form. A perfect shade tree.

Is that guy allowed to park his truck near a corner like that?

Nice to see benches along the sidewalk. Excuse me whilst I sit for a while, won't you...

Nikon said...

I agree, it's a poinsiana :)
Nice shot - I hope it cools off a bit for you.

Olivier said...

tout le monde a deja donne la reponse (de toute façon je ne savais pas ;o). ) mais cela doit être un endroit tres rechercher l'ete pour son ombre.


everyone has already gives the answer in any event (I did not know ;O). ) but that must be a place very to seek the summer for its shade.

oldmanlincoln said...

The shade it provides is wonderful.

TOG said...

I have a yellow Royal Poinciana in my yard. Are there any yellow ones in Naples? I posted one that is a light orange (on public ground) back in June 16, 2007. The yellow ones are rare but getting more common.

Kate said...

Whatever it is, the tree is enormous and quite lovely besides. Isabella, I arrived at this post a bit late, but I must say I am shocked, shocked I tell you that bloggers would resort to dishonesty to solve your quiz. Now, that's something I would NEVER entertain! You know me!!

eduardo waghorn said...

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Send you a warm hug from Chile.
Spring here is very near, even showing us her arms:)

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Keep blogging

Sonia said...

Gorgeous tree! I think it is Flamboyant (Royal Poinciana) I have one on my garden that looks like that one. To see my Flamboyant tree click
COLOR RED.

Anonymous said...

Your photos are usually spectacular, and I do enjoy them. You are lucky to live where you, rather than in some rainy state like Oregon or Washington.

laurel said...

What a big beautiful tree!!!

The poncianas around here are still pretty colorful, I am surprised!

Moi said...

I am just back from Key West....poinciana are there all over the place...I'll show some blooms on my blog for you soon....we call them "gulmohar" in India :)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I was going to say mimmosa but then everyone said it's poinciana.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

It's a "Conifera Aulenti in Sancti Domini Vulgari" of the family of: "Petunia Gravis", isn't is?

isabella said...

Who says "cheaters never prosper" ;-)
Ex-shammickite, followed by almost every one of you had the right answer! Congratulations!

Letitia - Hurricane Dean was good to us - brought some breezes to cool us off...not much rain, though :-(

Jilly - like the Flame Tree name! Very appriopriate, when in full bloom.
The guy on the corner is parked illegally...so what else is new?

Kate - I share your outrage ;-)))

Fabrizio - I don't know if you are right and I don't care - I just love to repeat "Conifera Aulenti in Sancti Domini Vulgari" over and over, with an Italian accent ;-)

Rambling Round said...

Well, at least us "cheaters" were honest about "cheating!"

Waldo Oiseau said...

I wonder if these are quite typical of the Florida area? I saw many of them in Key West a year ago. Very pretty, esp when it blossoms!

Hyde DP said...

Like Jilly I noticed how close the van was parked to the corner [and it wouldn't be allowed here] but also that the two cars in the middle seem to be completely hemmed in.

Couldn't really care less about the name of the tree -- ah well.

richard said...

What struck me is how it looks like a full size shrub, planted in a garden with little model cars and houses. Looks completely out of scale. Very shady character though..

Lessie said...

We have these trees too! But I've never seen one so lush and full. They tend to be more leggy / branchy here. The climate difference, I imagine.