Delonix elata (L.) Gamble

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : IMLI FAMILY (ईमली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Delonix elata. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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