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Common name

English: Coral tree

German: Korallenbaum

Portuguese: Eritrina-candelabro, Mulungu-do-litoral

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(family description)

          Genus: Erythrina (3)

            Epithet: speciosa Andrews (6)

Synonyms: Corallodendron reticulatum (C.Presl) Kuntze, Erythrina graefferi Tineo, Erythrina poianthes Brot., Erythrina reticulata C.Presl, Erythrina speciosa Tod., Micropteryx reticulata Walp., Stenotropis berteroi Hassk.

berteroi => in honor of Carlo Giuseppe Luigi Bertero (1789-1831), Italian physician, botanist and plant collector

reticulata => meaning networked (veins in the leaf)

reticulatum => netted, resembling net-work

speciosa => beautiful

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical, tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: red, orange

External links

Check for Erythrina speciosa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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