Information for Caesalpinia gilliesii

Approximately 7.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.

Caesalpinia gilliesii - 1  gram for 8 Euros
Caesalpinia gilliesii - 5  gram for 14 Euros
Caesalpinia gilliesii - 28  gram for 23 Euros
Caesalpinia gilliesii - 113  gram for 75 Euros
Caesalpinia gilliesii - 454  gram for 139 Euros

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 452
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:8
Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower: GOLDEN, long RED fils., raceme 30-40 fld..remove young pods to flower on
Fruit: legume..(nick - soak, (boiling water, leave overnight) germ. 1-3 weeks)
Foliage: to 30cm., 9-11 pinn...thorny Acacia-like shrub
Height in meters: 5

Synonyms (alternative names) for Caesalpinia gilliesii: Poinciana gilliesii, 

Common names for Caesalpinia gilliesii: Bird of Paradise,  Cat's-claw,  Mysore Thorn,  Paradiesvogelstrauch,  Poinciana, 

Caesalpinia gilliesii is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
1:   Stock list
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
64:   Argentinian Native and Introduced Plants
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
110:   South American Native Plant Seed List
121:   Uruguayan Native and Introduced Plants
146:   Standard Trainable Plants
190:   Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
282:  Caesalpiniaceae
389:  Fabaceae
711:  Leguminosae
952:   Wholesale Selection

Germination guide
Caesalpinia gilliesii seeds will usually germinate in 10 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally germinates in the dark. Sow seeds about 5mm deep in a free draining seed sowing mix at about 25C.

Soak in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.

Scarification before soaking is recommended. Scratch the seed-coat with sand-paper, nail file (or anything abrasive) to let water penetrate.

SEED GERMINATION THEORY AND PRACTICE; by Professor Norman C. Deno
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