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Peacock Flower yellow   
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Peacock Flower yellow
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Peacock Flower • Hindi: गुले तूरा guletura • Manipuri: ক্রিশ্নচূরা Krishnachura • Marathi: Sankasur • Telugu: రత్నగంధీ Ratnagandhi • Kannada: Kenjige • Oriya: Krishnochuda • Tamil: Mayurkonrai • Malayalam: Settimandaram • Bengali: ক্রিশ্নচূড়া Krishnachura, রাধাচূড়া Radhachur• Sanskrit: Sidhakya
Botanical name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima f. flava    Family: Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)

This beautiful treelet, whose place of origin is uncertain, is sometimes called Dwarf Poinciana due to the resemblence of its flowers and leaves to those of Gulmohar. They are botanically related but Peacock flower plant grows only to a height of about 3 meters, retains its leaves throughout the year, and blooms continuously. Flowers, which appear in clusters on long erect stems, are smaller than those of Gulmohar and have exceptionally long stamens and a prominent pistil which protrudes from the center. The most common color is red-orange, but one variety has pure yellow flowers.

Photographed in New Delhi

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