Delonix regia

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Delonix regia (Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree, Peacock Flower, Gulmohar)

Delonix regia also known as Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree, Peacock Flower, Gulmohar is a Semi-evergreen tree (fully deciduous in areas with a long, dry season). It has a wide-spreading, dome-shaped crown and broadly ovate, 2-pinnate, bright green leaves, 30-50cm long, each pinna divided into 10-25 pairs of elliptic to oblong leaflets. From spring to summer, bears many scarlet flowers, 10-13cm across, the standard petals pale yellow and striped with red. Height to 10m, Spread 5-10m. Native of Madagascar.