Definition of Poinciana gilliesii
1. Noun. A tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana.
Group relationships: Caesalpinia, Genus Caesalpinia
Generic synonyms: Flowering Shrub
Lexicographical Neighbors of Poinciana Gilliesii
Literary usage of Poinciana gilliesii
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The British Flower Garden, (series the Second): Containing Coloured Figures by Robert Sweet (1838)
"poinciana gilliesii. Hooker in hot. misc. 1. p. 129. t. 34. ibid. 3. p. 208. G. Don gen. syst. gard. fy hot. 2. p. 433. ..."
2. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1873)
"poinciana gilliesii, Hooker, a tree of Chili, with sulphur flowers. POINCIANA PULCHERRIMA, Linn., Roxb., W. § A., Eh, ..."
3. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"Caesalpinia Gilliesii, Wallich. (poinciana gilliesii, Hooker.) La Plata States. This beautiful hardy bush can be utilized for hedges. ..."