Monkey Pod (Samanea saman)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
A favorite shade tree in Hawaii is the Monkey Pod (Samanea saman). They can grow to an immense size, and their spreading branches form a beautifully shaped canopy. At this time of year, they flower. Eventually the flowers will become dark bean-shaped seed pods, but for now, we admire the delicate blossoms.
Update: Here is a photo showing the whole Monkey Pod tree.