The beautiful flower
beans from the tree.
This member of the Fabaceae family was
given this name
by Capuron in
1968. It is from Madagascar, getting up to seven meters high and 80
centimetres in diameter. The large
flowers are white to apricot-yellow, and it can only be reproduced by seeds
and perhaps cuttings?
The genera name from Greek
delos; 'evident' or 'conspicious' and Greek onyx; 'claw'
for the long claw of the petals. The species is named after Raymond
Decary, 20th century plant collector.
Former a Caesalpiniaceae. Now, it's a sub-family to the Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae.