Flower Database

Coral tree

Basic information
Flower Name
Coral tree
Formal Name
Erythrina × bidwillii
Alias
菱葉梯梧, Erythrina, Coral tree, 珊瑚刺桐
Habitat
Southeast Asia, Africa
Morph
Hardy deciduous shrub
Comment
Coral tree (scientific name: Erythrina × bidwillii) is a cold-resistant deciduous shrub of the family Fabaceae. It was bred in Australia with a cross between Common coral tree(American Deigo) (scientific name: Elethrina crista-galli) originating in Brazil and Erythrina Herbacea(scientific name: E. herbacea) originating in Mexico. In summer, it extends the flowering inflorescence from this branch of the year and attach slender tubular flowers with red sword shape. The shape of the flower seems to have bloomed the flower while the flag of Common coral tree did not open and it was tubular. There are about 100 kinds in the genus Deigo. Crybabytree(scientific name: Erythrina crista-galli) , Deigo (scientific name: Erythrina variegata) , Brazil Deigo (scientific name: Erythrina speciosa) , Coral tree (scientific name: Erythrina × bidwillii) .
Common name: Coral tree ( Scientific Name: Erythrina × bidwillii), also known as: Shrub coral tree, Florida coral bean, Warbirdo (Corner tree) , Origin: garden cultivar, height: 250-400 cm, life type: cold resistant deciduous shrub, leaf shape: 3 departure compound leaves, leaf shape: diamond , Leaf margin: all edges, leaves: alternate, inflorescence form: general inflorescence, inflorescence length: 25 cm, flower color: red vermillion, flower diameter: 5 to 6 cm, flower shape: butterfly shape but petal does not open wide, sword shape, blooming Period: June to August, fruit length: 15 cm.
Detailed information
Order
Fabales
Family
Fabaceae
Genus
Erythrina
Species
Erythrina × bidwillii lindl.
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Butterfly
Leaf type
Ternate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
cultivated variety
Color
Red
Season
Jun Jul Aug
Height
250  ~ 400  [cm]
Diameter
1.5  ~ 2