Taxon: Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Sw.

 
Genus: Caesalpinia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Caesalpinieae
Nomen number: 8306
Place of publication: Observ. bot. 166. 1791
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 26 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Barbados flower-fence  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Barbados-pride  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • dwarf poinciana  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • flower-fence  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • paradise-flower  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • pride-of-Barbados  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • påfågelsträd  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin unknown

    Naturalized:

    . natzd. throughout tropics

    Cultivated:

    . cult. throughout tropics

References:

  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. 1963- (F SAfr)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Isely, D. 1975. Leguminosae of the United States: II. Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(2):45.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses (Pl Res SEAs) 1:83.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Ulibarri, E. A. 1996. Sinopsis de Caesalpinia y Hoffmannseggia (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae) de sudamérica (Darwiniana) 34:326.
  • Vidal, J. E. & S. Hul Thol 1976. Révision des Caesalpinia asiatiques Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (or, Sér. 3, Bot.) 27:79.
  • Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico Diversity & Distrib. 10:113-123.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Zhu, X. Y. et al. Legumes of China: a checklist. 2007 (Leg China)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Sw. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image