Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) Details : Common name: Gulmohar Krishnachura Botanical name: Delonix regia English Name : Peacock Family : Fabaceae Delonix regia is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceaesubfamily Caesalpinioideae.. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the name Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant. It is also one of several trees known as Flame tree.In India it is known as Gulmohar Hindi and Urdu (From Persian) -â€˜Gulâ€™ means â€˜Flowerâ€™ and â€˜Mohrâ€™ is â€˜coin. The treeâ€™s vivid red/vermilion/orange/yellow flowers and bright green foliage make it an exceptionally striking sight. In addition to its ornamental value it is also a useful shade tree in tropical conditions because it usually grows to a modest height (mostly 5 meters but it can reach an maximum height of 12 meters) but spreads widely and its dense foliage provides full shade. In areas with a marked dry season it sheds its leaves during the drought but in other areas it is virtually evergreen. The flowers are large with four spreading scarlet or orange-red petals up to 8 cm long and a fifth upright petal called the standard which is slightly larger and spotted with yellow and white. The naturally occurring variety flavida has yellow flowers. Seed pods are dark brown and can be up to 60 cm long and 5 cm wide; the individual seeds however are small weighing around 0.4 g on average. The compound leaves have a feathery appearance and are a characteristic light bright green. They are doubly pinnate: Each leaf is 30â€“50 cm long and has 20 to 40 pairs of primary leaflets or pinnae on it and each of these is further divided into 10-20 pairs of secondary leaflets or pinnules.