19 responses to “Delonix regia”

  1. Earl Blackstock

    Yet another example of why this site starts my day
    each and every morning.

  2. elizabeth paulette

    what a truly sensual experience this site is.the photos are stunning and the ecopoetic language stephen coughlin uses helps us not only to know the history of the plants and flowers, but also to sensually experience and embody them. for those of us who live in large cities, this is a wonderful gift.

  3. Debby

    Seeing this photo brought a smile as I recalled childhood wars (throwing poinciana seed pods–OW!) and climbing banyan trees.

  4. Mike in the NC Mountains

    Great photo. The Flamboyant Tree (as it is known in Trinidad & Tobago) also comes in a rarer YELLOW variety. A famous example grows at Ft King George in Scarborough, Tobago.
    Check this link for an example of the Yellow variety http://www.birdsoftt.com/scenes%20info/flora.htm
    Also look at an amazing photo of the greatly beloved SAMANEA SAMAN, on this web page, which is growing on the grounds of the University of the West Indies in St Augustine, Trinidad. (A University that was created from the “Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture” started by the British during the Colonial Era, in the 1800’s)

  5. elizabeth a airhart

    oh i just love this tree it is a joy
    i live in florida and in the early days
    this tree lined the river and in yards
    it was just a riot of color
    the freezes came then houses people
    road ways now the trees are not as plentiful
    behind walls and gates no doubt
    when the red and the purple and the gold
    are in bloom tis a feast for ones eyes

  6. holly

    I am so pleased to see this beautiful and peaceful image from Pakistan. Unfortunately, all the news in the U.S. is geared toward strife, and Pakistan is almost always mentioned in that context. Thank you for sending a lovely corrective.

  7. Kathleen Garness

    Are the floral parts arranged in fours? It seems so – the interior symmetry of the four petals against four – are they sepals, one of which is the ‘standard’? is just so beautiful to see.
    Thanks!

  8. Angela Dianne

    Outstandingly beautiful, one of my favorite tree growing up in the West Indies. Thanks for the
    botanical insights and wonderful photography !!

  9. Cambree

    What a lovely flowering tree. I agree with Holly, this is a peaceful image coming from Pakistan.
    Thank you for the post.

  10. Annie Morgan

    I’ve seen photos of the tree many times, but never one of the blossoms – they are stunningly beautiful and intricate. Thank you for adding the single bloom – and Stephen, you are a joy to read.

  11. Douglas Justice

    Kathleen, in the Botany Photo of the Day posting of June 5, 2009 (Senna species), I briefly described the floral structure of these pea relatives. There are five petals and behind them, five sepals, of which three are clearly visible in the photo. Both genera are in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. Coincidentally, the Wikipedia entry for that subfamily has a very nice picture of Delonix regia. I’m afraid I don’t know how to include hypertext links in text here. Sorry

  12. Eric La Fountaine
  13. Lynne

    Wow. The name “flamboyant tree” sums it up right there.

  14. RICHARD MASSON

    Could you get Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip
    Tree) and Delonix regia growing together?
    Does it ever happen?
    What a sight that would be if they were both flowering!

  15. Miguel

    Thank you for a wonderful post!

  16. Esirah Marshall

    It so beaitiful,i quikly sent it to my husband as a love picture massage. i wish i can get the seed in Nigeria here to plant in my yard.
    please keep sending me such pics, i love and appreciated it thanks a million.

  17. Esirah Marshall

    It so beaitiful,i quikly sent it to my husband as a love picture massage. i wish i can get the seed in Nigeria here to plant in my yard.
    please keep sending me such pics, i love and appreciated it thanks a million.
    I work in a cement industry as an Environment officer, i wish i also get the seed to plant round the factory to serve as wind breaks and dust emission control, any help from your side i will appreciate so much thanks.

  18. Bettyboop

    These are magnificent pictures of one of the most beautiful trees I’ve ever seen.
    My family and I go to Cozumel Mexico every November and the main street along the water’s edge downtown is completely lined with these beauties and it is an amazing sight.

  19. sue adams

    I’ve had seeds of this tree for over 20 years, finally soaked one, planted it and is was up in just a few days. I’m so excited to find out what is is! Sue

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