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Yellow Flame of the Forest   
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Yellow Flame of the Forest
D Native Photo: Aarti Khale
Common name: Yellow Flame of the Forest • Telugu: Tella Moduga
Botanical name: Butea monosperma var. lutea    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Butea monosperma

Yellow Flame of the Forest is a rare variety of the widespread Flame of the Forest. It bears elegant ivory-white flower buds and bright yellow flowers. It is taller than well-known Flame of the forest, which has orange-scarlet flowers. Yellow Flame of the Forest is endemic to Deccan plateau. It has very less population i.e., about only 100 individuals across the plateau. It has trifoliate leaves like its red cousin.

Identification credit: Aarti Khale Photographed in Lalbagh,Bangalore.

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