The Beautifully landscaped Highway from Noida ( an industrial suburb of New Delhi, India) to Greater Noida is a Classic Example of an Urban Forest amongst Skyscrapers and Industrial Factories.
Announcing the arrival of Basant Panchmi ( Spring) are these Clusters of Jewels which adorn the leafless Trees of the Indian Coral Tree ( English), Parijat ( Hindi) ,Erythrina indica ( Scientific Name).
Native to India , The Indian Coral Tree belongs to the Pea family or Fabaceae.
Adorning the ends of each twig are these brightly Coral coloured blossoms which contrast beautifully against their leafless branches.
As the seasons change , new leaves will sprout on the deciduous branches of The Indian Coral Tree.
The Inflorescence is a cluster of Brightly Coral coloured Blossoms each of which flexes its spine and Curves upwards towards the Blue Skies and the Sun.
Do the Jewels resemble a Tiger’s Claw??
The Corals are not unprotected as they have sharp spiny thorns along the branches.
Is the Tree called The Tiger Claw because of the beautiful Blossoms or the Spiny thorns, both of which resemble the Curved Claws of a Tiger ?
If you live in the vicinity of New Delhi or are visiting, be Enchanted and take the Slow lane on the Highway to Greater Noida .
Be Witness to these Jewels amongst the Trees, which are adorning The Indian Coral Tree this February.