A plant genus of the family fabaceae. The common name of "Bird-Of-Paradise" is also used for other plants such as Heliconia (heliconiaceae) and Strelitzia (strelitziaceae) and some birds. The common name of "Cat's-Claw" is more often used with uncaria. The common name of "Pernambuco" also refers to a state in brazil. Furanoditerpenoid lactones and caesalpin are produced by members of this genus.