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- Scientific or Latin name: Delonix regia (Bojer) Raf.

- Common or common name: Flamboyan, Flamboyant, Flame tree.

- Deciduous tree 6-8 m high, with the parasolated crown and somewhat twisted trunk of gray bark, somewhat rough . Composite leaves, bipinnate, consisting of 10-15 pairs of pinnae, each containing 12-20 pairs of oblong and sessile leaflets.

- Color flowers deep red, hanging on peduncle 5-7 cm in length.

- Fruit in leathery legume 40-50 cm long, flat, brown in maturity. - Plant very appreciated in gardening for its spectacular intense red bloom, being spread by gardens of the tropics and subtropical areas around the world.

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- When it is flowering is spectacular. It is used as an isolated specimen, forming groups or in street alignments.

- It is an aggressive root system tree, so you should have enough space to expand your roots.

- Very

- It is multiplied by seeds, which must undergo presiembra treatments to soften the covers.

- It needs a lot of sun and very soft temperatures to bloom abundantly. p>

Maggie MacPherson | Tulane University - Academia.edu