Erythrina suberosa Roxb.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Erythrina suberosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Erythrina suberosa Roxb.
  • Common name : Corky Coral Tree
  • Collection Nos : KFP 5970, KFP 6400
  • Key identification features : A moderate size deciduous tree with small yellowish conical prickles covering the bark. Leaves are compound having three leaflets and crowded at branch ends. Leaflets are broader than long, rhomboid with entire margin. Flowers are bright red (about 3.5 cm.) in fascicles. Flowering follows leaf-fall. Pod is long, tapering at both ends, seeds 2-4. Bark corky, orange tinged, with deep vertical cracks.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, South-east Asia
  • Comments : The tree is arrestingly beautiful when in flower.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Mysore, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere


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