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Caesalpinia gilliesii

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 452

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Caesalpinia gilliesii is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F   (-12° to -6.5°C)
Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence: 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
Height, in feet: 16.50
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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
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Germination guide for Caesalpinia gilliesii

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

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

Soak Caesalpinia gilliesii seeds 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.


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