Erythrina spp.



Erythrina, also known as Coral Tree, is a genus of more than 120 flowering species in the pea family, Fabaceae. They are widely distributed through dry and monsoon regions in tropical and subtropical Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. They are trees, with the larger species growing up to 30m in height. Most species of the woody genus Erythrina have remarkable, large, tubular, pea-type flowers with tough petals in shades of red, orange or coral. As many members of the genus are used as an ornamental as they are for their traditional medicine properties.