Named after a French nobleman, “The Royal Poinciana” or “Flame Tree”, commonly known in India in the Hindi language as “Gulmohar” was discovered in the 19th century in Madagascar by botanist Wensel Bojer. It is a non-native tree to India, but has been propagated across the world in sub-tropical regions.
It is a flamboyant tree celebrated for its fern-like leaves and bright red flowers which bloom in the summer. The “Gulmohar” has become part of Indian landscape especially in the cities where it gives shade and serves as a beautiful avenue tree. Our room celebrates this flamboyance of this African species.