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Flowers

Royal
Poinciana

Least Concern

Unknown

Royal Poinciana

Delonix regia

Gulmohar is a flamboyant tree in flower - some say the world's most colorful tree. For several weeks in spring and summer it is covered with exuberant clusters of flame-red flowers, 4-5 in across. Even up close the individual flowers are striking: they have four spoon shaped spreading scarlet or orange-red petals about 3 in long, and one upright slightly larger petal (the standard) which is marked with yellow and white. The delicate, fern-like leaves are composed of small individual leaflets, which fold up at the onset of dusk. Gulmohar gets 30-40 ft tall, but its elegant wide-spreading umbrella-like canopy can be wider than its height. Gumohar is naturalized in India and is widely cultivated as a street tree.

Flame Tree

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    কৃষ্ণচূড়া
  • Bengali:
    কৃষ্ণচূড়া
  • Hindi:
    गुलमोहर
  • Kannada:
    ಗುಲ್ಮಹರ್
  • Malayalam:
    ഗുൽ‌മോഹർ
  • Marathi:
    गुलमोहर
  • Nepali:
    गुलमोहर
  • Oriya:
    କୃଷ୍ଣଚୂଡ଼ା
  • Punjabi:
    ਗੁਲਮੋਹਰ
  • Tamil:
    செம்மயிற்கொன்றை
  • Telugu:
    తురాయి
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Taxanomy

FABALES
FABACEAE
Delonix regia

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