Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Peacock Flower

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Charaxes solon – Black Rajah by Sarvadaman Shankarrao Kulkarni from Sangli, Maharashtra in 2019.
A female Eurema blanda – Three-spot Grass Yellow was recorded laying eggs on this plant by Pradeep Krishnan from Kollam, Kerala in June 2015, but the complete life cycle is yet to be recorded to confirm this as its larval host.



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Page citation

Kulkarni, S. S., Pradeep, K. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Sw. – Peacock Flower. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/19.