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Western Guppy

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2024-03-04 09:43:07


Western Guppy

Flam-boyant, The Flame tree, Royal poinciana

Western Guppy Scientific name Delonix regia (Hook.) Raf. is in the bean family (FABACEAE or LEGUMINOSAE) and is in the Ratchapruek subfamily. (CAESALPINIOIDEAE or CAESALPINIACEAE)

Guava herb There are other local names such as Western Peacock, Eagle (Central Region), Peacock Crested (Southern Region), Peacock, Western Peacock, Chom Por Luang, Som Por Luang (Northern Region), Yung Thong (Thammasat University), etc.

Things to know! : The Guava Guppy Tree is classified as the official tree of Thammasat University and Uttaradit Rajabhat University.

Characteristics of the western guppy's tail


Guppy Guppy Tree Its original origin is in the island of Madagascar, Africa, where it was first discovered in 1824 by an Australian botanist named Wenzel Bojer. It is classified as a medium-sized tree. When the tree is fully grown, it will have a height of about 12-18 meters. The canopy is wide and spherical, resembling an umbrella. and spreads out its branches similar to the Chamchuri tree But it will be smaller. Guppy Guppy trunk The trunk will be smooth. The bark is light brownish-white to dark brown. The base of the tree is pupon. And when the tree is fully grown, roots often appear on the surrounding soil. The western guppies are propagated mainly by using seeds. But you can also use grafting, grafting, and grafting. It will grow well in general soil.

Guava Guppy Leaves The leaves are composed of two layers of feathery leaves arranged alternately. and has small leaves arranged opposite each other. The size of the leaves is similar to that of tamarind leaves. The leaf plates are parallelogram-shaped. The tip is round and the base is crooked. The leaf surface is smooth. The Guppy Guppy is a deciduous plant. They usually shed their leaves between March and June.

Guava flower It looks like an inflorescence. Flowers bloom at the tips of the branches and along the leaf forks near the ends of the branches. The flower consists of 5 petals with long stamens protruding above the petals. Flower petals consist of 2 colors: red and yellow. But when looking, it may be seen as a bright red color. Which flower is more yellow? The flowers are bright yellow, but if any flowers are more red, they will be bright red. (However, there are some Guppy trees that can bloom true red flowers. and true yellow guppy flowers as well. (But it's hard to find.) Normally, only the scarlet-colored peacock's tail is found. And the western guppies will bloom and leave leaves on the underside of the tree, leaving only the flowers in bloom. Makes it look especially beautiful. In Thailand, it is the flowering season of the Guava Guppy tree. That is from April to May.

Peacock fruit: The fruit is a hard, flat pod. Curved into a sword shape, about 30-60 centimeters long and about 3-5 centimeters wide. The pod has joints, each joint has 1 seed. When the pod is mature, it will break open. And in the pod there are about 20-40 seeds arranged crosswise. The young seeds are green. The mature seeds are grayish-white. The shape is quite spherical. (or cylindrical shape with rounded head and tail)


Guppy Guppy Benefits

The roots are used as a blood purifier for women (root).

The roots help relieve various swellings (roots).

The stems are taken from the rain and used as an antidote for poison. Can neutralize poison from insect bites (stem)

Benefits of Guppy Guppy

The Guava Guppy Tree is a tree that forms a very beautiful canopy. The color of the flowers looks beautiful and bright. It is a tree that is easy to grow and resistant to dry weather. It is often planted as a decoration in various government offices, including public parks and along the edges of various roads.

The roots can be boiled or fried and eaten with food.

The young seeds can be eaten fresh. But if the seeds are old, they must be cooked before they can be eaten. (Because old seeds contain some compounds that are toxic and will be destroyed by heat)

The seeds can be used for cooking, such as making desserts by boiling them with sugar and pouring coconut milk, etc.

Reference source: Wat Hom Kret School website (Paisan Prachanukul) Nakhon Pathom Province, local doctor's website (Decha Siripat), Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden's plant book, Volume 4, plant database. Botanical Garden Organization

Illustration: Wattanothaipayap School website Chiang Mai Province, Phra That Pittayakhom School website, www.the-than.com, www.trekkingthai.com (by Ninurse), www.fotorelax.com (by macminolta)

Information compiled by the Medthai website.