René Paul Raymond Capuron, 1968
Poinciana boiviniana Baill.1883.
This member of the Fabaceae
family was given this name by René Paul Raymond Capuron in 1968. It
is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some
water and lots of sun. The stem grows from 25 to 50 centimetres in diameter,
the whole tree will grow from four up to 30 meters high. The flowers are
white and yellow.
genera name from Greek delos; 'evident' or 'conspicuous' and
Greek onyx; 'claw' for the long claw of the petals. The
species is named after Louis Hyacinthe Boivin, 1808-1852, a French
botanist and explorer.