Saturday, June 1, 2013

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar

General Information
Common Name Royal Poinciana, Gulmohar
Scientific Name Delonix regia
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 5 – 12 m (18–40 ft)
Spread 3.5 - 5 m (12-18 ft)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Spring
Color Green
Flower Color Red, Orange, Yellow
Type Tree
Native Worlwide tropical and sub-tropical regions
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus Delonix Raf. – delonix
Species D. regia

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar
Delonix regia is a flowering plant common name in English Royal Poinciana. In India it’s called Gulmohar. In Bangladesh and West Bengal it is called Krisnochura. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree. Delonix regia is endemic to the western forests of Madagascar, but has been introduced into tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide.  It has become naturalized in some places, such as parts of southern Florida in the United States, and is invasive in parts of Australia, where it competes with native vegetation. In addition to its ornamental value, it is also a useful shade tree in tropical conditions, because it usually grows to a modest height 5 – 12 m (18-40 ft), but spreads widely, and its dense foliage provides full shade. The Garden, Park, Seaside, Shade, Specimen, Streetscape. People plants it as ornamental tree. In areas with a marked dry season, it sheds its leaves during the drought, but in other areas it is virtually evergreen.
The flowers bloom in spring. They are large, with four spreading scarlet or orange-red petals up to 8 cm long and a fifth upright petal called the standard, which is slightly larger and spotted with yellow and white. The D. regia flowers color is commonly red, but it has others two colors flower orange and yellow. Seed pods are dark brown and can be up to 60 cm long and 5 cm wide. The compound leaves have a feathery appearance and are a characteristic light, bright green. 

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar : Flower Red

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar : Flower Orange

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar : Flower Yellow

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar : Seeds

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana - Gulmohar : Young Plant


Jhone said...

so beautiful and atractive flowers. Thank you for nice post.

My complain said...

GOD is so kindful to us. He decorated the world so nicely for us. Great post.

Daman said...

Where can I buy the seeds for Red and yellow flowered?

Trees Planet said...

No need buy the seeds of Royal poinciana. In India, Bangladesh, South & East Asia and many county's beside the roads and park you get the seeds free. Thanks.

DGee said...

Grows well in Florida. Have plenty of seeds.

Anonymous said...

Why does my Royal Poinciana smell SO BAD, it is making everyone sick from the smell. I live in Central Florida, bought it in Keys at nursery about 12 inches, planted it and it is about 20 ft high now, planted it 2 yrs ago. It is beautiful has never bloomed but the smell is making even neighbors sick.

Carolina Marques said...

D. regia is a native of Madagascar.

Raj T said...

Gods Gift to Earth
CaptTR Retd

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