Caesalpinia pulcherrima Swartz
Poinciana pulcherrima

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Family: Leguminoseae

Chuukese name: Simweta

English name: Dwarf Poinciana

Kosraen name: Putin

Pohnpeian name: Sehmuda

Yapese name: Waripig

Location collected: Outside South Park Restaurant

Date collected: December 05, 98

Collected by: Brigeen Perman

Vegetative characteristics:

Habit: An erect, woody shrub that grows to about 18 feet in height;

Leaf shape and morphology: a loose, open crown or delicat, fernlike, gray-green leaves

Stem type: Lignified stem

Floral characteristics: butterfly-like, bright yellow-orange flowers, each about 11/2 inches, flowers are clusteredat tips of branches, outer flowers blooming first, each flower has 5 petals and 5 sepals with 10 anthers; after flowering, many flat, woody, dark brown seedpods appear, each about 5 inches long

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