African Plant Database

Delonix baccal (Chiov.) Baker f.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Delonix
Basionym : Poinciana baccal Chiov.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Poinciana baccal Chiov. (1915)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-18 m, with umbrella-shaped crown; bark with the outer surface peeling off and papery.
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Ecology : Commiphora-Acacia deciduous bushland; white limestone slopes with shallow, pale soil; valleys on steep rocky slopes; escarpment edge with granite, gneisses and schist exposed; white or yellowish sandy or loamy soils; 300-1080 m alt.
  Would be a fine ornamental for ± arid places (4 petals almost white with salmon claws, the 5th petal bright yellow, filaments yellow and anthers orange).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Madras 1: 306 (1919).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 322 (2006).
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carte afrique num 68062
Record n°68062
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