|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Erythrina variegata (syn. E. indica Lam., E. variegata var. orientalis (L.) Merr.; Tiger's Claw, Indian Coral Tree and Sunshine Tree). Tall tree with very small usually black prickles and thin gray back: lfts. rhomb-ovate, membranous and glabrous: fls. showy scarlet, in dense short racemes; calyx split nearly to base; standard ovate-oblong and blunt or nearly so, slightly recurved, 2-2½ in. long, and about half as broad, much exceeding the wings and keel; wings and keel nearly equal, not more than half so long as the calyx: pod 6-12 in. long, torulose. India, Polynesia, W. Indies. Variable Var. picta, Hort (E. picta, Linn.), has variegated Lvs. Var Parcellii, Hort (E. Parcettii, Bull), has lfts. with variable yellow vanegallon: fls. bright cinnamon-red. By some, E. picta is accorded specific rank and E. Parcellii is united with it. Var. marmorata, Hort. (E. marmorata, Veitch), has large Lvs. attractively spotted with white. CH
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963