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  Delonix regia
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Delonix regia (Boj. ex Hook.) Rafin., Fl. Tell. 2: 92. 1836; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 396(280). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 99. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 165. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 146. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 223. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 27. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 171. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 110. 1997; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 166. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 113. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 201. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 259. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 331. 2009. Poinciana regia Boj. ex Hook., Bot. Mag. t. 2884. 1829; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 260. 1878.
  Malayalam Name(s): Alasippoomaram, Anasippoomaram, Poomaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Royal poinciana, Gul Mohur, Flamboyant tree, Flame tree, Peacock Flower
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high; branchlets warty, puberulous. Leaves bi-pinnate, alternate; stipules small, lateral; rachis 15-20 cm long, slender, pulvinate, puberulent; pinnae 8-20 pairs, opposite or subopposite, 2.7-10 cm, slender, pulvinate, puberulent, a sessile gland seen between each pinnae on upper side; leaflets18-50,sessile, opposite; lamina 0.4-0.8 x 0.2-0.35 mm, oblong or linear-oblong, base oblique, apex obtuse, margin entire, puberulent above and pubescent beneath, membranous; nerves and nervules obscure. Flowers bisexual, crimson, in terminal or lateral corymbose panicles; calyx tube very short; lobes 5, valvate, subequal; petals 5, orbicular, imbricate; margins fimbriate; claws yellow, upper petal dissimilar and white streaked with red and yellow; stamens 10, free, declinate, long exserted; filaments villous below; anthers uniform; ovary half inferior, subsessile, ovules many; style filiform; stigma truncate, ciliolate. Fruit a pod, 40 x 6 cm, flat, elongate, woody; seeds many, oblong, transverse.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-July
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Planted as ornamental tree
  Distribution: Native of Madagascar; now cultivated throughout the tropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Chinnar, Alleppey town
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