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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/27/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/27/2012)
Genus DELONIX Raf.
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Tellur. 2:92. 1836.
Description Moderate, unarmed trees. Leaves twice-pinnate, the pinnae several pairs and opposite on the rachis, each pinna with numerous opposite leaflets; petiole mod- erately short, expanded basally, eglandular; rachis elongate, flattened above, egland- ular; stipules caducous; ultimate leaflets small, short-petiolulate. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, subcorymbose (of 1 to several racemes). Flowers showy; calyx-tube short; calyx-lobes subequal, much exceeding the tube, valvate; petals separate and spreading, long-clawed; stamens 10, subdeclinate, free, the anthers versatile and longitudinally dehiscent; ovary scarcely stipitate; style slender; stigma truncate. Legume thick-flattened, dehiscent, the valves ligneous; seeds transverse.
Habit tree
Distribution Africa and Madagascar.
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