I suggested these:
A Poinciana Tree
and a Jacaranda Tree.
Neither of these trees are native to Australia but both play a big part in beautifying the suburban landscape of Brisbane.
Tom was very receptive to the idea so I set out to collect some seeds to send off to him in Angola.
Both trees produce huge numbers of seeds so Tony collected some Ponciana seeds for me as he worked around the neighbourhood.
This is one of the large seed pods.
Inside each little channel holds a single large seed.
I selected 5 or 6 of the seeds ( he didn't want many !!) from one pod and posted them off to Tom via his brother in Germany.( there's plenty more where they came from Tom if you need them !!)
Then to test them out I stuck a few into a spare pot to see if and how long it would take for them to germinate.
Two weeks later I remembered them and looked into the pot to find this !
This one had popped itself right out of the ground !
Looks like they'll be easy to grow Tom !
Hope they manage to reach Angola soon.
I'm off to collect Jacaranda seeds now.