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

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Delonix:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Delonix
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Delonix
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Delonix
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Delonix
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Delonix
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Delonix
JSTOR Plant Science: Delonix
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Delonix
Plants of the World Online: Delonix
Tropicos: Delonix
Wikipedia: Delonix

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Delonix.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1797, retrieved 24 April 2024

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