Delonix elata (L.) Gamble

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Delonix elata (L.) Gamble
  • Common name : White Gulmohar, Yellow Gul Mohr, Creamy Peacock Flower
  • Vernacular name : Samrsro, Sanesro, Sandeshra (Hindi); Bili gulmohar, Kempukenjiga, Nirangi, Vatanarayana, Vayunarayani (Kannada); Vedanarayanan, Vatha mudakki, Vaaracchi (Tamil); Vathanarayana, Sunkesula, Chitti-kesar (Telugu); Padenarayan (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted along roads and avenues.
  • Comments / notes : In plains to 1000m. Leaf is edible and used for constipation in small quantities.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-August
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Tiruchirapalli district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district, Villipuram district,Cuddalore district
  • Native : Africa
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Egypt, Arabia to India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Delonix elata. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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