EPPO Global Database

Caesalpinia pulcherrima(CAEPU)

Code created in: 2002-09-15

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CAEPU
  • Preferred name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Swartz


Mexico, Central America. Widely cultivated as an ornamental in tropical countries for centuries, so that its status is not always clear. Introduced in Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,  Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), Japan, most of tropical Africa, Madagascar, USA (southern), Mexico, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone), New Guinea

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Poinciana pulcherrima Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
Barbados flower English
Barbados flower fence English
Barbados pride English
dwarf poinciana English
paradise flower English
peacock flower English
pride of Barbados English
Flamboyant German
Pfauenstrauch German
Stolz von Barbados German
Zwergpoinciane German
césalpinie la plus belle French
flamboyant French
fleur de paon French
orgueil de Chine French
petit flamboyant French
clavellina Spanish
clavellina colorada Spanish (NI)
flor borbona Spanish (ES)
flor de bona Spanish
guacamayo Spanish (ES)
tabachin Spanish (HN)
acácia-de-jardím Portuguese
ervilheira-de-angola Portuguese
ervilheira-dos-sete-anos Portuguese
flor-de-paraiso Portuguese
jīn fèng huā Chinese
金凤花 Chinese
kembang merak Indonesian