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Saraca declinata, Red Saraca

Saraca declinata

Red Saraca
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Indo-China
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Red Saraca is the provincial tree of Yala province, Thailand. Young leaves are deep pink color and emerge at the end of the branches like hanging tassels. This distinctive feature occurs in all Saracas and other close-related species and genera, including Amherstia, Brownea and Maniltoa (Handkerchief Trees, with hanging out light pink or white young leaves). Related species - Saraca indica. In some sources Saraca declinata

is indicated as synonim of Saraca cauliflora.

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