Taxon  Report   1229    
Caesalpinia gilliesii  (Hook.) D. Dietr.
Bird of paradise
Caesalpinia gilliesii
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
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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
© 2007 Zoya Akulova
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Caesalpinia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Poinciana gilliesii
More information about  Caesalpinia gilliesii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).