Common name: Colville's Glory, Colvillia, Glory Covillea, Ohai, Whip Tree • Hindi: Kilbili किलबिली
Botanical name: Colvillea racemosa Family: Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)
Colville's Glory is a beautiful, large tree from Madagascar with large pinnate
leaves and very conspicuous cylindrical or cone shaped clusters of bright
orange flowers that are bright red in bud. The tree grows to a height of 30-50
ft. Its grape-like clusters of velvety buds, varying from chameleon green to
blood orange, are a sight to behold. Leaves a double-compound, very similar to
those of Gulmohar.
Its genus is named for Sir Charles Colville, a former Governor of Mauritius.
|Photographed at Rabindra Sarober,Kolkata.|