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Published In: Flora Telluriana 2: 92. 1836[1837]. (Jan-Mar 1837) (Fl. Tellur.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Summer months.
Distribution: Distribution: A native of Madagascar, now cultivated throughout the tropics; common throughout plains of W. Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Flamboyant Tree is one of the most beautiful avenue trees.


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A large deciduous tree, c. 12-17 m high. Leaves bipinnate, up to 60 cm long, pinnae 11-18 pairs, leaflets 20-30 pairs on each pinna, oblong, 7.5-10 mm long, 3.5-4 mm wide. Stipules lateral, pinnately compound. Inflorescence lax terminal or axillary raceme. Flowers 10 cm across, bright red in colour. Sepals 5, crimson on inside. Petals 5, 4 c. 3.7 cm wide, clawed, 1 petal (standard) c. 5 cm wide, yellow or white, streaked with red. Stamens 10, free, much exserted. Pods 30-50 cm long, 5 cm broad, compressed, firm, rather thick. Seeds 20-40, oblong, transverse, mottled.
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