Erythrina fusca

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Erythrina fusca
 African coral, coral bean, purple coraltree, gallito, bois immortelle, bucayo, bucare
Fruit pod
Habit:  ?
Height:  ?
Lifespan: perennial
Origin:  ?
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Erythrina fusca, Lour. (syn. Erythrina glauca, Erythrina caffra, Erythrina viarum) Tree-like, 8 ft., the bark fuscous (brownish), bearing short prickles, the branching diffuse: Lvs. unarmed; lfts. lanceolate, entire, glabrous: fls. brown-red, in terminal racemes; calyx somewhat bilabiate, the lips entire and erect; standard very long, obtuse, convolute in a tube; stamens long, connate at base: pod long, terete, articulate, pilose; seeds oblong. Cochin-China. CH

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