African Plant Database

Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Fl. Tellur. 2: 92 (1836 [1837])
Information on the genus : Delonix
Basionym : Poinciana regia Bojer ex Hook.
Status for MA : accepted (endemic)
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Poinciana regia Bojer ex Hook. (1829)
 Poinciana regia Bojer (1829)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Delonix regia var. flavida Stehlé (1946)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous tree to 12-30 m with cylindrical trunk and flat or curving crown; surface-rooting.
Ecology : Native of Madagascar; cultivated in all tropical countries as an ornamental (flowers very large and showy).
Biol./Eco : Tree; Subhumid, Dry; Forest; 0-499 m; distribution: Endemic to Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:215 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1978). Flora of Libya. 61: 12
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