Spathodea campanulata is the scientific name for the African Tulip tree , a member of the bignonia or trumpet vine plant family , Bignoniaceae. The African Tulip is both botanically and horticulturally distinct as it is the only species in its genus. In its native habitat , tropical Africa , and as a cultivated ornamental tree in tropical climates, the African Tulip is a large evergreen tree that can grow to fifty feet tall and flower throughout the year.
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