Coral Tree

Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina

General description

Small to medium-sized deciduous tree, usually with prickly stems, differing from E. xsykesii, in the elliptic to ovate-elliptic glabrose leaves 6-12-(18) cm long, the terminal glabrose inflorescence, and the dark red flowers with the keel almost as long as the standard and the wings scarcely exceeding the calyx. (Webb et al. 1995)

Not known in the wild, planted specimens only.

Hasn't naturalised in New Zealand.

This species is not known to be weedy in New Zealand, but can be mistaken for E. xsykesii.

Site management

Recommended approaches

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Similar species

coral tree
Erythrina xsykesii

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RPMS status

Not a legally declared pest plant
coral tree - Main species image