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Delonix regia

 

Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusDelonixFrom the Greek delos, “conspicuous,” and onyx, “claw,” referring to the flowers
SpeciesregiaRoyal

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Delonix regia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 31 Oct 2013.

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Delonix regia (Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant)

8/15/2003 · South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands · By Heather A. Kent