Delonix regia

COMMON NAME

Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant Tree

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Fabaceae

NOTES

Typically grows to 30-40' tall with a broad-spreading, flat-topped, umbrella-like crown. Crowns of mature trees often spread to 60-70' wide. This tree is noted for featuring a superb ornamental display of showy scarlet flowers and compound mimosa-like leaves. Flowering typically occurs from late spring into summer. Flowers give way to flattened bean-like fruit pods (each to 24" long). Common name of royal poinciana honors M. de Poinci, 17th century governor of the French West Indies.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Endemic to Madagascar

NATIVE HABITAT

Dry forest especially on limestone at elevations from sea level up to about 3200 feet.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

tropical.theferns.info



Delonix regia