The Caribbean Dictionary

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pride of trinidad and tobago
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Noun
Warszewiczia coccinea (or Chaconia, Wild Poinsettia and Pride of Trinidad and Tobago) is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is the national flower of Trinidad and Tobago because it blooms on 31 August, which coincides with the day that Trinidad and Tobago became independent from Great Britain. It was named Chaconia after Trinidad's last colonial Spanish Governor Don Jose Maria Chacon, who is credited with a vast upgrading of the island and its capital Port of Spain.
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pride of trinidad and tobago
Akash Aug 15, 2013
The photo shows the double chaconia. This is a mutation of the single chaconia. The latter is the national flower, which is strange since the single one is found all over the Caribbean and South America, but the double is only found in Trinidad.
D May 12, 2016
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