The national flower of Brazil is the ipe-amarelo. The ipe-amarelo is actually a flowering tree that blooms in brilliant yellow flowers during the September and October months. The blooms only last around a week.
The ipe-amarelo is a tree with a medium spread for the limbs and is also known by the scientific name tecoma chrysostricha. It can grow fairly tall, and the bark can be wrinkled or smooth. The wood of this blooming tree is often used in the making of cabinets, hydraulic works, vehicle bodies and poles. The trees produce a seed-bearing fruit, but it is not a fleshy or edible fruit. These fruits and seeds are moved by the wind and normally begin to germinate in humid areas.