- Flower namePea
- Scientific namePoitea carinalis
- AliasCarib Wood, ポイテア・カリナリス, Poitea carinalis, Sabinea carinalis, Bwa Kwaib, ブワ クワイブ, サビネア カリナリス, カリブウッド・ツリー
- Place of originendemic to the Dominican Republic
- Place of floweringOverseas, Specific area
- Flowering seasonFebruary, March, April
What is Pea
Poitea carinalis or Carib Wood (scientific name: Poitea carinalis), endemic to the Dominican Republic, is a wild, drought-tolerant, salt-tolerant, deciduous shrub of the genus Poitea of the Fabaceae family.
It is also known by its scientific name Poitea carinalis, Carib Wood Tree, Sabinea carinalis, Bwa Kwaib ('Bwa Kwaib'),.
Few individuals remain in the wild and grow along the dry coastal areas of the island. It is the national flower of the Dominican Republic (Dominica DM, not the Republic of Dominica), and was legislated as the national flower in 1978, along with the coat of arms and the national flag. Both the height and width of the tree are about 4.5 meters. The scarlet, pea-shaped flowers bloom in clusters on thin branches from February to April (full bloom), before the leaves open. It is a nectar plant and pollination involves hummingbirds and banana quits. The flowers are followed by pod-like peas.
Common name: Poitea carinalis or Carib Wood (scientific name: Poitea carinalis), also known as Poitea carinalis, Carib Wood Tree, Sabinea carinalis, Bwa Bwa Bwa Kwaib ('Bwa Kwaib'), Origin: endemic to Dominica, Height: 4.5m (15ft=15*30.48cm), Tree width: 4.5m, Leaf color: green, Leaf shape: even pinnate compound leaf, Leaf length: 10cm, Small leaf shape: oval, Flowering season: February to April, Crown shape: pea-like, Flower color: scarlet, Insect/bird-borne flowers: hummingbird, banana quits, Remarks: nectar plant .