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Related to poincianas: royal poinciana, Delonix regia

poin·ci·an·a

 (poin′sē-ăn′ə, -ä′nə)
n.
The royal poinciana.

[New Latin Poinciāna, former genus name, after M. De Poinci, 17th-century governor of French West Indies.]

poinciana

(ˌpɔɪnsɪˈɑːnə)
n
(Plants) any tree of the tropical leguminous genera Caesalpinia (formerly Poinciana) having large orange or red flowers. See royal poinciana
[C17: New Latin, named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles]

poin•ci•an•a

(ˌpɔɪn siˈæn ə)

n., pl. -an•as.
2. any of several tropical legume trees of the genus Caesalpinia, having showy red, orange, or yellow flowers.
[1725–35; < New Latin (1700), after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles; see -an1, -a2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poinciana - small subgenus of ornamental tropical shrubs or treesPoinciana - small subgenus of ornamental tropical shrubs or trees; not recognized in some classifications
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Caesalpinia, genus Caesalpinia - small spiny tropical trees or shrubs; includes the small genus or subgenus Poinciana
2.poinciana - a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowerspoinciana - a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
Caesalpinia, genus Caesalpinia - small spiny tropical trees or shrubs; includes the small genus or subgenus Poinciana
flowering shrub - shrub noted primarily for its flowers
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Much different in appearance from shrub poincianas is a tropical tree known as the royal poinciana or flamboyant (Delonix regia), a species we can only dream about in Los Angeles because of its strictly tropical habitat.
Plant poincianas in well-drained soil if you want them to live for more than a few years.
The lush river banks are covered with mango trees, palms and poincianas.