Erythrina crista-galli L.

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Erythrina crista-galli

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Erythrina crista-galli

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Erythrina crista-galli

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Erythrina crista-galli

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Erythrina crista-galli

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Erythrina crista-galli

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Erythrina crista-galli

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Erythrina crista-galli

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Erythrina crista-galli

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Cockspur coral-tree (English)
Description: Small tree. Leaves 3-foliolate, ovate to lanceolate in outline, with prickles on petiole and rhachis; glandular stipels present at the base of the petiolules; Leaflets ovate-oblong, entire, glabrous. Inflorescences terminal, lax, leafy, the flowers sometimes borne in the axils of the leaves. Flowers crimson. Calyx tube as broad as long, truncate to shortly lobed, not splitting. Keel falcate, at least half as long as the standard. Seeds mottled, brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crista-galli: cock's comb.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Brazil
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Friday 14 October 2011
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 578.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Page 6.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Erythrina crista-galli

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Erythrina crista-galli
African Plant Database: Erythrina crista-galli
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Erythrina crista-galli
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Erythrina crista-galli
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Erythrina crista-galli
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Erythrina crista-galli
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Erythrina crista-galli
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Erythrina crista-galli
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Erythrina crista-galli
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Erythrina crista-galli
Ispot Southern Africa: Erythrina crista-galli
JSTOR Plant Science: Erythrina crista-galli
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Erythrina crista-galli
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Erythrina crista-galli
The Plant List (version 1.1): Erythrina crista-galli
Tropicos: Erythrina crista-galli


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Erythrina crista-galli.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165840, retrieved 19 July 2019

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