F: Flame Tree or P: Poinciana

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F is for Flame Tree OR P is for Poinciana

A sure sign of spring in Cairo is when the Flame Trees begin to get their leaves. By summer, their scarlet flowers are in full bloom! Delonix regia, known as Royal Poinciana, Flame Tree, Flambouyant, and in Arabic “Boansiana”, is one of the most popular street trees in Egypt. The tree is native to Madagascar.