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 Delonix floribunda

Photo © 2006 by Myron Kimnach.

Author:   René Paul Raymond Capuron, 1968
Family:  Fabaceae
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  70 centimetres
Height:  3-12 metres
Flower:  White and Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Aprevalia floribunda Baillion 1884. Aprevalia perrieri R. Vig. 1948. Poinciana adansonioides R. Vig. 1948 Delonix adansonioides Capuron, 1968.

Photo © 2006 by Myron Kimnach.

This member of the Fabaceae was given this name by René Paul Raymond Capuron in 1968. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The flowers are white over yellow to pink, and it will grow to three to twelve meters and the stem can get 70 centimetres in diameter.

The genera name from Greek delos; 'evident' or 'conspicious' and Greek onyx; 'claw' for the long claw of the petals. The species named for its many flowers.