literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Delonix regia (Boj. ex Hook.) Raf. (Syn: Poenciana regia Boj. ex Hook.)

Vernacular Name: Krushnachuda, Gulmohar (O); Gulmohar (H); Flamboyant Flame tree, Gul Mohar (E).

Deciduous trees. Leaves bipinnate, feathery, upto 60 cm long; stipules small, pectinate with fine linear segments; pinnae 11-18 pairs, opposite; leaflets many, small. Flowers large, more than 10 cm across, showy, orange or red, in terminal corymbs; calyx lobes deltoid; petals long-clawed, uppermost dissimilar, lined with red or orange; stamens nearly equal or shorter than petals. Pods 30-60 cm long, flat, woody, dehiscent; seeds narrowly oblong.
Very commonly planted in gardens, road sides and in parks; also run wild as an escape.
Flowering : April - June
Fruiting : July - November