Thursday, May 17, 2007

Callerya atropurpurea, Millettia atropurpurea

I've often seen the fruits of this particular tree strewn on the ground but I have never seen the flowers before.

When I noticed that the ground below the tree was covered with deep red flowers I looked up at the tree to be rewarded with several clusters of flowers that were almost imperceptible in the muted sunlight of the particular morning.

On the ground, the flowers that had fallen off were in various stages of development.

I have not found out the name of this tree yet and since I am in no hurry to do so, I decided to experiment with the photoshop elements software that I was given on the photos I took of the flowers and the fruits. Not the best efforts but I picked up some skills through trial and error.

1 comment:

boo said...

It is Callerya atropurpurea, or formally called Millettia atropurpurea. Very nice tree!