Flowering trees of India

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Nature lovers will love India in spring and summer (including monsoon) months. The countryside, parks, gardens, and even parts of the forests become very colorful due to the presence of different kinds of flowering trees which bloom during these months. From a distance, large areas may appear as if the trees are on fire. In reality, it is actually the Flame-of-the-Forest trees that are in full bloom. Some areas may appear totally golden in color. That is because the Golden Shower trees are in full bloom. Similarly, purple, pink, red, white and other colors are widely visible because of the country's flowering trees that bloom mostly in spring and summer.

No wonder, some of these flowering trees have found their place on Indian stamps. The following set of stamps shows some of India's beautiful flowering trees. They are enjoyable on stamps. But they are much more enjoyable in real life. I hope tourists visiting India can see some of these magnificent flowering trees in bloom.

You can click on any stamp on this page to see an actual photograph(s) of the flower/flowering tree and/or to learn more about it.

Flame-of-the Forest
Flame-of-the-Forest
Crateva
Crateva
Golden Shower
Golden Shower
Bauhinia
Bauhinia

A desription of all four flowering trees shown above can be found here.

The blooms of the Golden Shower tree are so beautiful, and the tree is so commonly seen in India that the Indian Post and Telegraph department issued another stamp featuring this beautiful flowering tree. Only this time the Indian authorities used the Hindi name of the tree, Amaltaas, on the stamp. Amaltaas and Golden Shower are Hindi and English names of the same tree - Cassia fistula. In India, Amaltaas comes into bloom in May. Its gorgeous golden yellow blossoms are beautifully depicted in the following Indian stamp issued in the year 2000.

Amaltaas (Cassia fistula)
Amaltaas
(Cassia fistula)

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