Erythrina arborescens Roxb.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Duchassaingia arborescens (Roxb.) Walp.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Erythrina arborescens Roxb.
  • Common name : Himalayan Coral Tree
  • Vernacular name :
    • Phaledo, Roringa,Theki kath(Nepali)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Warm broad-leaved forests
  • Comments / notes : Branchlets with brown spines; flowers appearing after leaf development
  • Key identification features : Branches with few prickles. Leaves trifoliate; leaflets as broad as long, membranaceous, terminal, acuminate at apex, truncate, cordate at base. Flowers red; pods curved, firm.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-August
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district
    • Sikkim : Gangtok district
  • Native : Indian Subcontinent to S.C. China.
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, West Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp.960. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 90
    • Balakrishnan, N. P. (1983). Flora of Jowai Vol.2. Published BSI: 170
    • Grierson A.J.C & Long D.G (1983). Flora of Bhutan Vol.1 (3):684
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Erythrina arborescens. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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