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Common name

English: Red Bird Of Paradise

German: Pfauenstrauch

Mandarin: 金凤花 (jin feng hua)

Portuguese: Flamboyant-mirim, Flor-de-pavão

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2634)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Caesalpinia (6)

            Epithet: pulcherrima (L.) Sw. (2)

Synonyms: Caesalpinia hispida (G.Don) D.Dietr., Caesalpinia pulcherrima (F.T.Hubb. & Rehder) H.St.John, Poinciana alata Burm.f., Poinciana bijuga Burm.f., Poinciana elata L., Poinciana hispida G.Don, Poinciana pulcherrima L., Poinciana pulchra Salisb., Radackia amicorum Cham. & Endl.

alata => winged, with wings

elata => exalted, tall, lofty, stately

hispida => with stiff hairs or bristles

pulcherrima => most beautiful

pulchra => beautiful

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow

External links

Check for Caesalpinia pulcherrima at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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