Peacock flower

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    Peacock flower @ Singapore Botanic Gardens
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    Peacock flower @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

Basic information

Flower Name
Peacock flower
Formal Name
Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Alias
Pride of Barbados, Poinciana, Peacock Flower, Dwarf Poinciana
Habitat
Central America Caribbean and West Indies
Morph
Small tropical shrub

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What is Peacock flower

Peacock Flower (scientific name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima) is native to the West Indies to Mexico and is a tropical evergreen small tree of the family Caesalpiniaceae. Brilliant red orange flowers and yellow double ring flowers bloom in conical inflorescence. From the center of the petal, make a long red stamen protrude. In Okinawa, it is designated as a prefectural flower called Samsung flower along with Ixora chinensi, Erythrina variegata (Deigo). There are Royal Poinciana in the three largest flower trees in the world, whereas this species of shrub is also referred to as a fly-eyebrow (Princess Phoenix woman). The flower language is "simple".

Generic name: Peacock Flower, scientific name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima, a.k.a: pride of Barbados, Pride of Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana, Barbados-pride, Origin: West Indies, Mexico, life type: tropical Evergreen small trees, height: 2-5 m, branches: spine of the leaf: 2 times pinnately compound leaves, small leaf shape: oval-shaped-long elliptical oval, leaf lamina length:1 to 1.5 cm, leaf width:0.8 - 1 cm, left-right asymmetric flowers, flowers: panicles, Corolla: Butterfly-shaped, flower: red-orange, yellow, flower diameter: 4-5 cm, flowering time: June-October, fruit types: bean fruits, fruit length: 10 cm And like uses: potted plants, Garden, note: sunshine and high water, enjoy the flowers.

Detailed information

Order
Fabales
Family
Fabaceae
Genus
Caesalpinia
Species
C. pulcherrima
Flower language
Simplified ()
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
Butterfly
Leaf type
Bipinnate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Red, Pink, Blue
Season
JunJulAugSepOct
Height
200 ~ 300 [cm]
Diameter
4 ~ 6

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