Delonix Regia


Delonix regia is a species of flowering plant from the Fabaceae family, Caesalpinioideae subfamilia, noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. Often grown as an ornamental tree and given the name Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant, it is also known as Gulmohar (Hindi and Urdu -‘Gul’ means flower and ‘Mohr’ is ‘peacock’, thus the name suggests spectacular show of colorful flowers, much like flamboyant colors of a peacock [1]), KrishnachuRa (Bengali: 'crown of the Lord Krishna), Phượng vĩ (means "Phoenix's Tail) (Vietnamese), Malinche, and Tabachine,[2] and one of several named the Flame tree. The species was previously placed in a genus Poinciana, named forPhillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy, 17th century governor of Saint Christophe (Saint Kitts), who is credited with introducing the plant to the Americas. Being a legume it has nitrogen fixating and soil improving properties.


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