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Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
Common name: Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant

Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf. APNI*

Description: Spreading tree to 15 m high, smooth-barked.

Leaves 15–60 cm long; pinnae 7–20 pairs, 2–10 cm long; pinnules 10–30 pairs per pinnae, elliptic to oblong, 5–10 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, at first pubescent, especially on margins and midvein, lower surface paler; petiole 2–4 cm long; stipules lanceolate.

Pedicels 5–8 cm long. Sepals 2–2.5 cm long. Petals ± unequal, 4–7 cm long, scarlet and yellow. Stamens 4–7 cm long, not exserted; filaments scarlet, hairy towards the base.

Pod oblong, 30–60 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, flat, woody; seeds numerous, 15–20 mm long, oblong-elliptic in outline.

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Often cultivated as an ornamental, occasionally naturalized along watercourses. Native of Madag.
NSW subdivisions: *NWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *N.T.
AVH map***

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: J.H. Ross (1998)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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