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Delonix Raf., Fl. Tellur. 2:92. 1836.

Delonix elata

Credit: Asad

Trees. Leaves bipinnate, stipulate. Inflorescence corymbose raceme at the end of branches. Flowers showy, white, orange or red. Bracts small, caducous. Calyx segments valvate, subequal. Petals 5, orbicular, imbricate, subequal or the upper most dissimilar. Stamens 10, free, declinate. Ovary sessile, ovules numerous, style filiform, stigma truncate. Fruit elongated, compressed, hard, 2-valved. Seeds transverse.

A genus with 3 species distributed in Africa, Madagascar and Asia.

1 Flowers orange-vermilion to deep scarlet, leaf rachis with 11-18 secondary raches, bearing 20-30 pairs of small oblong leaflets   Delonix regia
+ Flowers white, changing to yellow, leaf rachis with 4-8 secondary raches, bearing 10-20 pairs of linear-oblong leaflets   Delonix elata

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