Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf.
flame tree, flamboyant, poinciana
Unknown, Swaziland Status Unknown
Origin: Madagascar
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Leaf: Alternate, bipinnately compound, 12 to 24 inches long, 10 to 20 pairs of major leaflets, finely divide into 25 to 35 pairs of minor leaflets, green above and paler below. Flower: Large (flamboyant) brilliant red-orange, occurring in numerous, huge terminal clusters at the ends of branches, each individual flower has 5 large, wide spreading petals (each 1 1/2 to 2 inches long), one petal streaked with white and yellow, appearing in early summer and continuing for months. Fruit: A large woody legume, 14 to 20 inches long and 2 inches wide, turning reddish-brown to nearly black when ripe in late summer. Twig: Reddish brown, speckled with lighter lenticels. Bark: Smooth and gray brown. Form: A wide spreading tree, with an umbrella-shaped crown reaching up to 40 feet tall and often wider.
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Comments: Suspected/Possible
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