African Plant Database

Delonix elata (L.) Gamble
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Fl. Madras 396 (1919)
Information on the genus : Delonix
Basionym : Poinciana elata L.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Poinciana elata L. (1756)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 2,5-15 m, with rounded-spreading crown; branches drooping.
Ecology : Deciduous thickets and Acacia-Commiphora bushland; often on rocky slopes or by streams; 430-1400 m alt. (? and more).
  Egypt, Arabia, India. Introduced in Zambia?
  Attractive-flowered tree.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 202
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Legum. Trop. Africa [3]: 624 (1930).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 322 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 362 (1999).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 68063
Record n°68063
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