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  Delonix elata
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Delonix elata (L.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 396(280). 1919. Poinciana elata L., Cent. Pl. 2: 16. 1756; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 260. 1878.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Creamy Peacock Flower
  Description: An erect tree, 6-10 m tall, bark ash-coloured. Leaves 6-20 cm long, bipinnately compound, pinnae 4-8 pairs, 4-6 cm long, leaflets l0-20 pairs, sessile or subsessile, linear- oblong, obtuse, sometimes slightly mucronate, narrowed towards the base, 7-15 mm long, c. 2-3 mm wide. Inflorescence terminal raceme, the lower flower with the longest pedicel, pedicel hairy, up to 2.5 (-3) cm long. Calyx 2-3 cm long, fused at the base, leathery, silky pubescent, oblong, narrow and sharp pointed. Corolla white in the beginning, turning yellow, the upper petal is smaller and darker in colour; sub-orbicular, curled at the margins, c. 2.5 cm long. Stamens hairy, dark coloured, 5-10 cm long, thickened at the base. Pods 12.5-20 cm long, c. 6-25 mm broad, smooth, narrow at both the ends. Seeds 4-8.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native of Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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