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poinciana

(poinsēā`nə, –ă`nə), any shrub or tree of the tropical and subtropical genus Poinciana of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family). Poincianas are popular ornamentals for their showy orange or scarlet blossoms. The royal poinciana or peacock flower (P. regia), native to Madagascar, is one of the most striking of tropical trees. It is widely cultivated elsewhere, e.g., the West Indies, the S United States, and Bermuda. Poincianas are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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