Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Caesalpinia pulcherrima (Linn.) Sw.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Caesalpinia Species: Caesalpinia pulcherrima (Linn.) Sw.( गुलेटुरा )






Synonym Poinciana bijuga Lour., Poinciana elata Lour. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Krishna chura,Peacock Flower Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Dwarf Poinciana Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Guletura Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude 300 To1000 M Fruit Type Pod
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit a pod, straight
Habitat Widely cultivated or escaped throughout world tropics Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Probably native in northern central America, Bark Details Young bark remaining purple-red and retaining prickles for a long time, mature bark turns gray-brown, becoming smoother but may retain prickles
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Bi-pinnate
Description of Species Shrub, nearly 2 m in height, branches sometimes slightly prickly. Leaves bipinnate, pinnae 4-12 pairs, opposite,. Leaflets 1.2-1.3 cm long, 3-7 mm broad. Flowers in erect terminal raceme, variously orange yellow and red coloured.calyx petaloid, deeply cleft .corolla petals unequal, clawed, yellow or red, imbricate .stamens 10 free. Ovary flat, monocarpellary, ovules few, style filiform, stigma terminal. Fruit a pod, straight Leaf Details Leaves bipinnate, pinnae 4-12 pairs, opposite,. Leaflets 1.2-1.3 cm long, 3-7 mm broad.

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