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Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 400903

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Caesalpinia pulcherrima is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F   (-6.5° to -1°C)
Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence: ORANGE-RED, 2cm., racemes to 20cm.
Fruit: legume to 12x2cm....(nick - soak, germ. 2-3 weeks)
Foliage: 3-10prs. lflts. 2cm. long, dk. GREEN, feathery (alt. 800-1000m. Tanzania)
Height, in meters: 3
Height, in feet: 9.90
Caesalpinia pulcherrima seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Synonyms (alternative names) for Caesalpinia pulcherrima:
Cassia marilandica, Poinciana pulcherrima, 

Common names for Caesalpinia pulcherrima:

(folk:fruit tannin & dye,leaves fish-poison),  Barbados Flower-fence,  Barbados Pride,  Barbados Pride,  Bird of Paradise,  Clavellina,  Dwarf Poinciana,  Feng huang ch'ang,  Feng huang chang,  Flamboyant Tree,  Flower-fence,  Francillade,  Paradise-Flower,  Peacock Flower,  Poinciana,  Pride of Barbados, 

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
58:   Honduran Native and Introductions
62:   Mexican Native and Introduced Plants
68:   West Indian Native and Introduced Plants
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
109:   Central American Native and Introduced Plants
110:   South American Native Plant Seed List
113:   East African Native Plant Seed List
146:   Standard Trainable Plants
167:   Hedging Shrubs Ornamental Or Barrier
190:   Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
282:  Caesalpiniaceae
389:  Fabaceae
711:  Leguminosae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual
952:   Wholesale Selection

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Germination guide for Caesalpinia pulcherrima

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 pulcherrima seeds will usually germinate in 7 to 90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally germinates in the dark. Sow Caesalpinia pulcherrima seeds about 4mm deep in a free draining, but water retentive seed sowing mix at about 25°C.

Caesalpinia pulcherrima seeds have a hard seed coat that is impermeable to water, and which prevents the seed from imbibing.

Scarification: Large seeds can be chipped with a chizel, knife or rasp. Smaller seeds may be scraped on sandpaper, clipped with nail clippers or pricked with a needle. Try to do this on the side away from the hilum. After scarification seeds are usually soaked in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately.

Germination may be improved by soaking the scarified seeds in saltpetre solution (1 teaspoon to a litre of water)

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