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Royal Poinciana Delonix regia
Family: Fabaceae •
Genus: Delonix •
Species: regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf. •
Country of Origin: Madagascar •
Common Names: Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree, Peacock Flower, Flamboyan, Flor de matrim, Gulmohur [thanks Sunita] •
This is another one of my favorite tropical flowering trees. You can always tell when summer is here because the Royal Poinciana's will be blooming. These trees have a sprawling bonsai feel to them. The orange/red flowers are very complex from close-up as you can see. When you have a high vantage point. You can see blotches of orange/red all over in the sea of green trees.
(Wagner, W.L., D.R. Herbst and S.H. Sohmer. 1999. Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'i.)
(Smith, A. C. 1985. Flora Vitiensis Nova)
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