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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 (2559)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2457)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2079)

      Order: Fabales (235)

        Family: Fabaceae (235) (family description)

          Genus: Caesalpinia (6)

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

Synonym: Poinciana elata L.

elata => exalted, tall, lofty, stately

pulcherrima => most 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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