Flower Database

Saraca thaipingensis

Basic information
Flower Name
Saraca thaipingensis
Formal Name
Saraca thaipingensis
Alias
Saraca thaipingensis, Yellow saraca, イエロー・サラカ, Yellow Ashoka
Habitat
Malay Peninsula and Thailand
Morph
non-cold-tolerant evergreen tall tree
Comment
Yellow Ashoka, Yellow Saraca or Saraca thaipingensis (scientific name: Saraca thaipingensis) is a non-cold-tolerant evergreen tall treein the family Fabaceae, native to the Malay Peninsula and Thailand. It is a close relative of Ashoka tree (scientific name:Saraca indica) . From January to April, small yellow flowers (actually, sepals) are clustered in cone-shaped inflorescences that extend from the branches and bloom like a ball. New pale purple leaves hang long on the tips of branches.
Generic name: Saraca thaipingensis, Scientific name: Saraca thaipingensis, another name: Yellow saraca, Yellow Ashoka, Place of origin: Malay Peninsula, Living type: Non cold-tolerant evergreen tree Height: 15 m, new leaves: pale purple with long hanging tips, Flowering period: January to April, Inflorescence: conical sparse inflorescences, small flowers: yellow, no petals, sepals dense, number of sepals: 4, number of stamens: 4.
Detailed information
Order
Fabales
Family
Fabaceae
Genus
Saraca
Species
S. thaipingensis
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Corymb
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
pinnately compound
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area
Color
Orange, Yellow
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr
Height
1200  ~ 1500  [cm]
Diameter
1.5  ~ 1.5