Taxon  Report   1229 
Caesalpinia gilliesii  (Hook.) D. Dietr.
Bird of paradise
Caesalpinia gilliesii
© 2007 Zoya Akulova
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Caesalpinia gilliesii
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Caesalpinia gilliesii
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Caesalpinia gilliesii, a dicot, is a tree or shrub or vine that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Caesalpinia gilliesii
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Caesalpinia
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Poinciana gilliesii
More information about  Caesalpinia gilliesii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2018).

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