Poinciana gilliesii, Bird of Paradise, Barbados Pride, Peacock flower, Pride of Barbados, Caesalpinia gilliesii
Toxicity to pets
This plant is also referred to as Bird of Paradise, Barbados Pride (or Pride of Barbados), and the Peacock flower. The leaves contain hydrocyanic acid (hydrogen cyanide) and the seeds/pods contain tannins. Ingestion can result in irritation of the oral cavity, drooling, pawing at the mouth, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, diarrhea and possible incoordination.
The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.