3556.010 Delonix Raf.

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees. Stipules pinnate. Leaves 2-pinnate without glands on the petiole and rhachis. Pinnae and leaflets strictly opposite. Flowers in short, axillary, corymbose racemes. Sepals 5. Petals (1,3) 5 (in ours); 4 equal, the upper differing in shape and colour. Stamens 10. Pods linear-oblong, flattened, dehiscent; valves woody, septate between the many seeds. Seeds transverse, oblong, subcylindric to flattened and oblong-elliptic.

Derivation of name: Refers to the conspicuous claw of the petals

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and India

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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elata (L.) Gamble

Other sources of information about Delonix:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Delonix
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Delonix
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Delonix
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Delonix

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Delonix
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Delonix
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Delonix
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Delonix
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Delonix

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Delonix.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1797, retrieved 17 November 2019

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