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Genus Delonix Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Caesalpinioideae

Description: Deciduous trees, unarmed.

Leaves alternate, bipinnate; rachis with ± pubescent, sessile glands between the lower or between several pinnae pairs; stipules caducous.

Inflorescences axillary or ± terminal, corymb-like racemes. Flowers usually bisexual. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, valvate. Petals 5, long-clawed. Stamens 10, free, subequal to petals. Ovary sessile, many-ovuled; style filiform; stigma slightly dilated.

Pod oblong, slowly dehiscent, flat, woody, nearly solid between transversely arranged seeds.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 10 species, Africa, Madagascar, India. Australia: 1 species

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Delonix regia

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