1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Delonix Raf.
      1. Delonix baccal (Chiov.) Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Tree 6–18 m. high, with umbrella-shaped crown; bark smooth, grey, with the outer surface peeling off and papery.
    Leaves
    Leaves with (1–, fide Roti-Michelozzi)2–5 pairs of pinnae; leaflets (4–)6–15 pairs, elliptic-oblong, 1–3.5 cm. long, 0.45–2 cm. wide, rounded at apex, minutely appressed-puberulous on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of 4–9-flowered racemes, minutely and thinly puberulous (including the calyces outside).
    Corolla
    Petals:the upper one 4.2–5.5 cm. long, 1.8–2.2 cm. wide, oblanceolate or obovate, bright yellow; the lateral and lower ones ± 2.8–3.5 cm. long and 1.5–2.2 cm. wide, with a more rounded or somewhat rhombic lamina, white; all, especially the upper one, ± distinctly tapering and pointed at apex.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 3–4 cm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous or nearly so, except for some pubescence on stipe and margins.
    Fruits
    Pods 15–24 cm. long, 2.5–3.5 cm. wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/6, 7.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland ( Commiphora-Acacia); 450–1080 m.
    Distribution
    and most probably also in southern Ethiopia K1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Delonix baccal (Chiov.) Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 624 (1930)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 103 (1961).
    • Roti-Michelozzi in Webbia 13: 200, fig. 8/A (1957).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 624 (1930).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Brenan, J. P. M. (1967). Caesalp. In: Flora Trop. East Africa. Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0