Plants and Flowers of India Caesalpinia pulcherrima Peacock Flower

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is 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, and flamboyant-de-jardin.
It is a shrub growing to 3 m tall. The leaves are bipinnate, 20–40 cm long,bearing 3-10 pairs of pinnae,each with 6-10 pairs of leaflets 15–25 mm long and 10–15 mm broad. The flowers are borne in racemes up to 20 cm long, each flower with five yellow, orange or red petals. The fruit is a pod 6–12 cm long. In hindi it is called guletura, in marathi Sankasur, in telugu its called ratnagandhi, in Kannada it is called Kenjige, In Oriya Krishnochuda, In  Tamil Mayurkonrai, In Malayalam Settimandaram In Bangla Krishnachura, and in Sanskrit: Sidhaky.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacock Flower

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