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Common name

English: Leopard Tree


Kingdom: Plantae (2675)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2589)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2182)

      Order: Fabales (242)

        Family: Fabaceae (242)(family description)

          Genus: Caesalpinia (6)

            Epithet: ferrea C.Mart. (1)

              Variety: parvifolia Benth.

ferrea => ‘belonging to iron’, in reference to its very hard and heavy wood

parvifolia => having small leaves


Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: orange, yellow

External links

Check for Caesalpinia ferrea at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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