Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Caesalpinia pulcherrima  Barbados Pride
Family Fabaceae
Genus Caesalpinia    
Species pulcherrima  [pul-KER-rim-a]  most beautiful
Properties shrub
Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. It could be native to the West Indies, but its exact origin is unknown due to widespread cultivation. Common names for this species include poinciana, peacock flower, red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of paradise, dwarf poinciana, pride of Barbados, and flamboyant-de-jardin. The Hawaiian name for this plant is ʻOhai Aliʻi.
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