Caesalpinia pulcherrima 

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae, 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, flos pavonis, and flamboyant-de-jardin.[citation needed] The Hawaiian name for this plant is ʻohai aliʻi.

Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Plain tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) on dwarf poinciana (Caesalpinia pulcherrima f. rosea).jpg
Caesalpinia pulcherrima f. rosea
buds and flowers
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Genus: Caesalpinia
C. pulcherrima
Binomial name
Caesalpinia pulcherrima
  • Caesalpinia lutea
  • Poinciana pulcherrima L.
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