Delonix regia is noted for its fern-like leaves and magnificent display of hundreds of large orange-red flowers over summer. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree with many different names such as Royal Poinciana, Flame of the Forest, or Flame tree. In the wild the Flamboyant tree is an endangered species but widely regarded as naturalised in many of the locations where it is grown. It makes an exceptional shade tree with its umbrella shape and has a noticeable crown, with many trees growing wider than they are tall. Their wide root system allows them to remain grounded in windy conditions. The seed pods on Flamboyant trees are very long and slender and when dry the seeds rattle inside the pod to create a natural musical instrument called shak-shak similar to maracas.