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Delonix elata, Poinciana elata, Delonix decaryi, Mseele, White Poinciana, White Gul Mohur, Vaadhanaaraayanan

Delonix elata, Poinciana elata, Delonix decaryi

Mseele, White Poinciana, White Gul Mohur, Vaadhanaaraayanan
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: India
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Endemic to India, this is a 20-25 ft tall tree, with white fragrant flowers. This rare tree is a close relative of popular Delonix regia and has similar growth habit and characteristics, but flowers are white. In India it has medicinal use: leaves are used as febrifuge, antiperiodic, antirheumatic and stimulant.


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