Common names: Barbadoes Flower-fence
Species: Poinciana pulcherrima
Modern Genus: Caesalpinia
Modern Species: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Modern Family: Fabaceae alt. Leguminosae. Also placed in Caesalpiniaceae.
Plant Type: shrub or small tree
Color: orange-red or yellow-orange
Season: Tropical, "Cannot be preserved out of the stove."
Native Region: "Although common in the West Indies, but it was probably imported into Barbadoes from the Cape de Verd Islands."
Artist: S. Edwards, Sansum