posted May 8, 2012, 8:42 PM by Yung-tai Tu
updated May 10, 2012, 6:35 AM
Chinese Rain Tree, Flamegold
Galary( Click on me.)
It is a deciduous tree native to Taiwan and southern China. It flowers in early to mid-summer. Flowers are butter-yellow with five petals that vary in length until opening. Each flower contains seven to eight pale yellow stamens with hairy white filaments.
How do they reflect local climate and geographic characteristics?
It is widely grown throughout the tropics and sub-tropical parts of the world as a street tree.
Roles in local ecosystem：
The seeds of Chinese Rain Tree povide food for stink bugs, which are then eaten by native swallows, Greater Striated Swallow. On the contray,exotic trees are not always welcome to local animals.