Particularly in horticulture, the name coral tree is used as a collective term for these plants. "Flame trees" is another vernacular name, but may refer to a number of unrelated plants as well. Many species of Erythrina have bright red flowers, and this may be the origin of the common name. However, the growth of the branches can resemble the shape of sea coral rather than the color of Corallium rubrum specifically, and this is an alternative source for the name. Other popular names, usually local and particular to distinct species, liken the flowers' red hues to those of a male chicken's wattles, and/or the flower shape to its leg spurs. Commonly seen Spanish names for any local species are bucaré, frejolillo or porotillo, and in Afrikaans some are called kaffirboom. Mullumurikku is a widespread name in Kerala.
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Me ha gustado mucho tu mundo floral, también por aquí, por donde yo vivo, hay muchas variedades de plantas y flores...ReplyDelete
Very beautiful picture!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for hosting Floral Friday Fotos again.
this is a relative of our Caballero (Flame Tree).:pReplyDelete
love the rich red color.
So bright and vibrant! Gorgeous scarlet red :-) Thank you for hosting.ReplyDelete
Looks like a flower of and for passion. Please have a good Friday.ReplyDelete
the coral trees are lovely big shade trees and glorious when in flowerReplyDelete
I believe I have seen this, or one of its relatives, in Bermuda....Think that's possible? Gorgeous scarlet bloom....ReplyDelete
Hi Nick, i can't get in my comments last night, so I've been late. We also get nice blooms of that coral tree here.ReplyDelete
It's a real stunner! On my wish list.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, dazzling red flower! Lovely photo!ReplyDelete
Lovely bright red flower!!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend:o)
Greetings from Norway!
Beautiful flower, not seen it before.ReplyDelete
grows in Singapore and flowers very quickly.ReplyDelete
Hello. I am glad to be able to link up again. And yeah, the flower you have is beautifully red. :-)ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous bloom, I love the color.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting.
Beautiful bloom! I love the color! :)ReplyDelete
I love the light in this composition.ReplyDelete