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Taxon: Delonix regia (Bojer) Raf.

Genus: Delonix
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Caesalpinioideae tribe: Caesalpinieae. Also placed in: Caesalpiniaceae
Nomen number: 13400
Place of publication: Fl. tellur. 2:92. 1837
Name verified on: 17-Jun-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Jan-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • flamboyant   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • flame-of-the-forest   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • flametree   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • peacock-flower   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • royal poinciana   (Source: Trop Leg ) – English
  • flamboiã   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • árbol de fuego   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • flamboyán   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar [n. & w.]

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

References:

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Du Puy, D. J. et al. 1995. A revision of Phylloxylon (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Indigofereae). Kew Bull. 50:466.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. [cult.].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Isely, D. 1975. Leguminosae of the United States: II. Subfamily Caesalpinioideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(2):151.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. [cult.].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan. [cult.].
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource).
  • Thulin, M. 1983. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223. [cult.].
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Check other web resources for Delonix regia (Bojer) Raf.:

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?13400 (21 December 2014)

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