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Published In: Flora of the Presidency of Madras 32. 1919. (Fl. Madras) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Almost throughout the year.
Distribution: Distribution: Found wild in Abyssinia, Arabia and probably in Porebunder State of India. Cultivated in many parts of West Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Locally cultivated as an ornamental tree, though leaves and twigs arc employ¬ed as manure in some parts of India; wood is well suited for cabinet work. It is the popular belief that the touch of the root removes the pain of a scorpion sting.
Photo: Delonix elata (L.) Gamble (Photo)


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An erect tree, 6-10 m tall, bark ash-coloured. Leaves 6-20 cm long, bipinnate¬ly compound, pinnae 4-8 pairs, 4-6 cm long, leaflets l0-20 pairs, sessile or subsessile, linear-oblong, obtuse, sometimes slightly mucronate, narrowed towards the base, 7-15 mm long, c. 2-3 mm wide. Inflorescence terminal raceme, the lower flower with the longest pedicel, pedicel hairy, up to 2.5 (-3) cm long. Calyx 2-3 cm long, fused at the base, leathery, silky pubescent, oblong, narrow and sharp pointed. Corolla white in the beginning, turning yellow, the upper petal is smaller and darker in colour; sub-orbicular, curled at the margins, c. 2.5 cm long. Stamens hairy, dark coloured, 5-10 cm long, thickened at the base. Pods 12.5-20 cm long, c. 6-25 mm broad, smooth, narrow at both the ends. Seeds 4-8.
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