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Delonix decaryi (fengoky)

Delonix decaryi, a tree with a cigar-shaped trunk, is found in the dry spiny forest of Madagascar, and sometimes planted as a living fence.
Fengoky flowers

Delonix decaryi

Species information

Scientific name: 

Delonix decaryi (R. Vig.) Capuron

Common name: 

fengoky (Malagasy)

Conservation status: 

Near Threatened (NT) according to IUCN Red List criteria.

Habitat: 

Malagasy spiny forest.

Key Uses: 

Construction, shade-tree, living fence.

Known hazards: 

None known.

Taxonomy

Subclass: 
Superorder: 
Rosanae
Order: 
Fabales
Family: 
Leguminosae/ Fabaceae - Caesalpinioideae
Genus: Delonix

About this species

A member of the pea and bean family (Leguminosae), Delonix decaryi is a white-flowered tree which grows in the threatened, dry spiny forest habitat of Madagascar.

Synonym: 

Poinciana decaryi

Genus: 
Delonix

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