I saw this fantastic beauty for the first time about two weeks ago and was dazzled by the picture it made, a single flower blooming right on top of an elegant bare tree, with the sun making the stamens glow.
I have been visiting the garden on and off and seen only two or three flowers on the tree at any time. The gardener told me that it did not set seeds and when I asked him to make me a cutting, made the excuse that the branches were high up and if someone climbed it, the tree would collapse.
I was thrilled to come across this tree as I had seen the cover pic on The Trees of Pune and not thought it was here in Chennai.
However I shall follow up to see if any pods are formed.