Delonix regia, Fam. Caesalpiniaceae
Deciduous, spreading tree to 12m high, horizontal branching forming a broad dome-shaped canopy. May be buttressed and has a strong root system.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Med tree|
Compound, alternate, fern-like bipinnate, 300-500mm long with 10-25 pairs of pinnae, each with 10-32 pairs of elliptical leaflets, 4-12 x 2-5mm, light green and minutely hairy on both surfaces.
White, Yellow, Red, Orange
|Flower description:||Large somewhat orchid-like, about 150mm in diameter with 5 sub-equal petals, bright orange to deep red or with some petals, especially the upper longer one, white or yellow and blotched with red; borne in axillary racemes. Flowering usually begins while trees are in the deciduous phase.|
|Fruit description:||Persistent, brown, flat woody pods, 200-500 x 35-55mm, containing 20– 40 dark brown or black seeds, 17-20mm long.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: local dispersal of seeds; pods distributed by floodwaters, garden waste and in contaminated forest mulch. Invades/threats: coastal communities, especially close to previous or present human habitation. Notes: used as an ornamental shade tree in streets, parks and gardens. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|