Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf.
Rafinesque, C.S. (1837) Flora Telluriana 2: 92.
Flamboyant; Flame of the Forest; Poinciana
Blaze odour resembles that of green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) with perhaps a suggestion of shallots (Allium ascalonicum).
Features not available.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Tailed Emperor Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).
Often planted as street and shade trees and will withstand very dry conditions.
Seeds of this species are currently being used as a coffee substitute and for small-scale oil production.
They appear to be non toxic and could perhaps be used in other capacities.