Caesalpinia gilliesii (Hooker) DietrichFabaceae

common name synonyms: cat's-claw, Mysorethorn, bird-of-paradise shrub

scientific name synonyms: Poinciana gilliesii Wall. ex Hook.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Fabales

growth form: tree, shrub, vine

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: South America

notes: naturalized in several countries; poisonous, naturalized elsewhere; introduced in the U.S. (PUSDA); weed in Argentina

invasiveness notes: benign

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