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Hi

 

In my backyard their is a tree and I think its called peltoferine. The rainbow lorikeets are always in the tree eating the yellow flowers. I cant see it on any lists in the faq so I thought id ask here. Is it safe for budgies?

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impossible to say.

 

I have never heard of the tree you are talking about. Can you get a picture? Where did you get that name from? Not an "australian" sounding name. get the picture and we will go from there. maybe you have simply identified the tree incorrectly

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Heres some pictures.

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Does anyone know?

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never seen it before. Not sure. Sorry

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its okay thanks very much Dave for your help.

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Never seen it before either. Try googling it maybe... but better to be safe than sorry and not give it to them.

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From what I can find in my Encyclopedia Botanica I reckon that tree is a Peltophorum pterocarpum. Common names are Golden Flame Tree; Flame Of Malaya.

 

A native of Qld, NT, Malaysia and the Phillippines. Evergreen growing to 17m with a spread of about 4m. Leaves are Opposite Pinnate and fern like with 2cm long leaflets. Flowers are yellow, with crinkled petals and occur in large terminal sprays and appear from spring to summer. Fruiting bodies are brown pods.

 

Does this match your tree?

 

This book does not say if poisonous of not.

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Hi Ripbudgies.

 

 

That does sound like my tree.

 

The leaves are about 1 centimeter long and they are attached to a thin twig. If you rub your hand along them they all fall off. The flowers are yellow like you described.

 

I am not going to risk feeding it to them, but the rainbow lorikeets spend all day eating the flowers so I am 90% sure it would be fine for budgies.

 

Thankyou very much.

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From what I can find in my Encyclopedia Botanica I reckon that tree is a Peltophorum pterocarpum. Common names are Golden Flame Tree; Flame Of Malaya.

 

A native of Qld, NT, Malaysia and the Phillippines. Evergreen growing to 17m with a spread of about 4m. Leaves are Opposite Pinnate and fern like with 2cm long leaflets. Flowers are yellow, with crinkled petals and occur in large terminal sprays and appear from spring to summer. Fruiting bodies are brown pods.

 

Does this match your tree?

 

This book does not say if poisonous of not.

 

 

True , we call it as FIRE TREE here in the Philippines

I have'nt seen any birds here eating the leaves , about the flowers , native finches here loves it .

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