Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Sw.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Caesalpinia Species: Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Sw.






Synonym Poinciana pulcherrima, Poinciana elata Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Peacock Flower Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Pride of Barbados, Dwarf poinciana Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Krishnachura Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The fruit is 6–12 cm long
Habitat Occours in along roadsides and gardens Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Possibly native to West Indies, South America now grown throughout the tropics Bark Details Bark is smooth and reddish brown in colour
Distribution in manipur Central, Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Plant grows only to a height of about 3 m retains its leaves throughout the year and blooms continuousl Leaf Details 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

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found