What Is a Gulmohar?


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"Gulmohar" is the Middle Eastern name given to the species of flowering plant Delonix regia. The name comes from the Persian "gul" (meaning a flower) and "mor" (meaning a peacock).

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The tree ideally thrives in a climate that is tropical to near-tropical. As of 2014, Delonix regia is endangered in the wild. Originally native to Madagascar, the tree is cultivated in multiple regions of the world, such as Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and southern regions of North America. Known for its abundant yellow, red and orange-red flowers, the tree is sometimes called a flame tree. Its flowering season in Florida is May through June.

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