DELONIX REGIA [POINCIANA REGIA]
Flamboyant, Peacock flower, Flame tree, Fire tree
Local names: Arbol del fuego (Guam, Philippines)
A rapid-growing tree with broad top and wide-spreading branches. Leaves gracefully bipinnate, 30 to 60 cm. long with 10 to 20 pairs of pinnae, each pinna with numerous small oval leaflets; flowers large, in large racemes, bright scarlet, the upper petal striped with yellow; calyx-segments valvate; petals 5, clawed, obobate; stamens 10, free, exserted; pod flat, strap like, 15 to 60 cm long.
This handsome ornamental tree is a native of Madagascar. it has become widely spread, and is now found in all tropical countries. It yields a yellowish or reddish brown mucilaginous gum containing oxalate of lime. It is not yet well established in Guam.
From Safford's Useful Plants of Guam, 2009 facsimile edition, page 256.