Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Fabales||Legumes (pea and bean families)|
|Family||Fabaceae||Legume family (peas and beans)|
|Genus||Delonix||From the Greek delos, “conspicuous,” and onyx, “claw,” referring to the flowers|
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Delonix regia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 31 Oct 2013.
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8/15/2003 · South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands · By Heather A. Kent