|Scientific name:||Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf.|
|Synonym name:||Poinciana regia Bojer ex Hook.|
|Common name:||Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant,Flametree,|
|Hebrew name:||צאלון נאה|
|Life form:||Deciduous tree|
|Stems:||9-12 m tall; smooth, light-brown bark|
|Leaves:||Alternate, compound, bipinnate, oblong, entire margin|
|Inflorescence:||Corymbs 15-30 cm long, borne laterally near the end of the twig, each with loosely arranged, slightly fragrant flowers|
|Flowers:||4 Scarlet or orange-red petals, up to 8 cm long, and a fifth upright petal called the standard, which is slightly larger and spotted with yellow and white|
|Fruits / pods:||Seed pods, elongated, dark brown; up to 60 cm long, 5 cm wide|
|Flowering Period:||April, May|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Delonix, delos, "evident"; onux, "a claw"; a reference to the form of the petals.
regia, regius, "royal".Regal, of or belonging to a king.
Poinciana, in honour of M. de Poinci, 17th Century Governor of the Antilles, from where the plant was first brought.