Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Delonix regia (Hook.) Raf.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Delonix Species: Delonix regia (Hook.) Raf.






Synonym Poinciana regia Hook.
Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana Flower Type Corymb
English / Trade Name Gold Mohar Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Gulmohor Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1,000 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Pods are green and flaccid when young and turn dark-brown and woody.
Habitat Occurs in warm humid areas widely cultivated use as ornamental plant Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Introduced to most of Asia and Africa Bark Details Smooth and grey bark with vertical lines of brown spots.
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Tree height is 5 m but it can reach maximum height of 12 m spreads widely and its dense foliage provides full shade in areas with a marked dry season Leaf Details Leaves spreading crown of feathery foliage and 20–60 cm long and divided into 15–25 pairs of pinnae, each of which has about 14–30 pairs of small, oblong leaflets

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details