A flamboyant tree without the flame (not in bloom but a seed pod is featured in the last photo). Delonix regia is famous for its flamboyant display of red, orange, vermillion or even yellow flowers. It is also one of several trees known as flame tree. Native to the Madagascar dry deciduous forests, it is endangered in the wild, but widely cultivated elsewhere. In addition to its ornamental value, it is also a useful shade tree in tropical conditions, because it usually grows to a modest height but spreads widely, and its dense foliage provides full shade. In areas with a marked dry season, it sheds its leaves during the drought, but in other areas it is virtually evergreen.
Growing as an ornamental shade tree in a village yard on the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.
I planted this tree from a seed in 2009.