EPPO Global Database

Delonix regia(DEXRE)

Code created in: 2001-10-21

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: DEXRE
  • Preferred name: Delonix regia
  • Authority: (Hooker) Rafinesque


Madagascar (endemic). Widely cultivated in the tropics as an ornamental tree. Introduced in southern Mediterranean, Western Asia (Yemen, Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia (except Sumatra, Moluccas), China (including Taiwan), Mali and Côte d'Ivoire to Chad and Cameroon, Ethiopia and Somalia to Angola and Mozambique, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (Venezuela to Peru), New Guinea, Australia (except South, Victoria, Tasmania)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Poinciana regia Hooker

Common names
Name Language
fire tree English
flamboyant English
flamboyant tree English
flame of the forest English
flame tree English
royal poinciana English
Feuerbaum German
Flammenbaum German
Pfauenbaum German
flamboyant French
fleur de paradis French
árbol de la llama Spanish
árbol del fuego Spanish
árbol del matrimonio Spanish
flamboyán Spanish
guacamoya Spanish
morazán Spanish (ES)
pajarilla Spanish
tabuchin Spanish
делоникс королевский Russian
огненное дерево Russian
krishna chura Bengali
fèng huáng mù Chinese
凤凰木 Chinese
semarak api Indonesian