Graines Oiseau du Paradis jaune, Caesalpinia gilliesii

Graines Oiseau du Paradis jaune, Caesalpinia gilliesii

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Bird of yellow paradise, Caesalpinia Gilliesii |

Bird of yellow paradise, caesalpinia gilliesii, flamboyant yellow,

Photo Young Plant of Bird of Yellow Paradise:  Graine scarify with sandpaper and dip for 12 hours, under greenhouse 20/25 ° C.

5 seeds - Average germination: 30% - My germination method: Light scarification with glass paper, leave the seeds in the water 24 hours

The Césalpinie de Gillies (Caesalpinia Gilliesii) is a species ofornamental shrub from tropical America, mainlyArgentina and D 'Uruguay. It is also called Bird of Paradise2.

This shrub of the family of legumes (or fabaceae) is commonly called " bird of yellow paradise ", but it is not linked to the genre STRITZIA, which also bears the vernacular name of " Bird of Paradise " (Tout short), always by analogy with the colorful plumage of Paradise which is the true " Bird of Paradise ". He is sometimes also named " Petit Flamboyant ", " Falmboyant false "3, by analogy with other so -called flamboyant trees like his Cousins  Fabaceae Delonix Regia, or Caesalpinia Pulcherrima (" peacock flower "). But " Whatever names given to it, they all evoke the spectacular flowering" or blood "of Caesalpinia Gilliesii "3.

The name of this plant was, for a time, linked to the genre Erythrostemon, but it returned to the genre Caesalpinia4,5,6,7.

This shrub can reach 3 to 4 m in height.

The leaves are bipennées, 10 to 15 cm long, bearing 3-10 pairs of Pinnule, each with 6-10 pairs of Leaflets from 5 to 6 mm long and 2 to 4 mm wide. The flowers are supported in Racèmes up to 20 cm long, each flower has five Petals yellow with 10 stamens Red long and fairly remarkable red. Flowering, magnificent, lasts from the end of May until the end of September. “ The perfume [des fleurs] is not [souvent considéré comme] pleasant, but you will only feel it if you immerse your nose in it, and it does not include bees and butterflies that love the Got ”3.

Flowering produces a profusion of long pods from 6 to 8 cm. The seeds germinate very easily in a few days.

Even if it is a tropical plant, it also develops very well under a colder climate in winter and drier in summer like the Mediterranean climate but the foliage then becomes Cadu. It tolerates temperatures from –12 to –14 ° C.

Men Medicine, native peoples of the Amazon forest, use this plant, and in a similar way to Caesalpinia Pulcherrima, which they call Ayoowiri, to cure fever, wounds and coughs. They also use it as an abortive plant8. However, it should be noted that the seeds and green pods of this plant are toxic, causing serious vomiting and other abdominal symptoms.

Contents subject to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. Source : Article Caesalpinia Gilliesii from Wikipedia in French (Authors)

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