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It is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. Its exact origin is unknown due to widespread cultivation. Common names for this species include Poinciana, Peacock Flower, Red Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Dwarf Poinciana, Pride of Barbados, and flamboyan-de-jardin.
In 1948 a revolution occurs in Costa Rica. A teacher that was sent to a place call the evils´s elbow, to be executed; ate several of this leaves that happens to be a laxative, in orther to cause himself a diarrhea, and told the soldiers that he gets infected with colera.... Because of this, he was separeted from the rest of the people, So he escaped, and control the diarhea by eating Yuca (Manihot esculenta) which is good in starches and them move to Guatemala until things where better in my country.... He was my father....
Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on May 3, 2012