Barbados flower-fence
Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) SwartzFabaceae

common name synonyms: Barbados-pride, dwarf poinciana, flower-fence, paradise-flower, pride-of-Barbados

scientific name synonyms: Poinciana pulcherrima L.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Fabales

growth form: tree, shrub

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: West Indies

notes: widely introduced in the tropics; poisonous; introduced in the U.S. (PUSDA)

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth