Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Sw.

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge, Mwenezi

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge, Mwenezi

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Synonyms: Poinciana pulcherrima L.
Common names: Mexican Bird of Paradise (English) Peacock Flower (English) Pride of Barbados (English)
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Derivation of specific name: pulcherrima: most beautiful
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Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical and subtropical America.
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Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Page 178.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Caesalpinia pulcherrima

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Caesalpinia pulcherrima
African Plant Database: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Caesalpinia pulcherrima
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Caesalpinia pulcherrima
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Caesalpinia pulcherrima
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Caesalpinia pulcherrima
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Caesalpinia pulcherrima
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Ispot Southern Africa: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
JSTOR Plant Science: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
The Plant List (version 1.1): Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Tropicos: Caesalpinia pulcherrima


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Caesalpinia pulcherrima.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165510, retrieved 25 May 2017

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