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Thursday, 6 September 2012

FFF42 - CORAL TREE

Erythrina is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. It contains about 130 species, which are distributed in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. They are trees, growing up to 30 m in height. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ερυθρóς (erythros), meaning "red," referring to the flower color of certain species.

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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19 comments:

  1. Me ha gustado mucho tu mundo floral, también por aquí, por donde yo vivo, hay muchas variedades de plantas y flores...
    Abrazos.

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  2. Very beautiful picture!!
    Thank you for hosting Floral Friday Fotos again.
    Gisela

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  3. this is a relative of our Caballero (Flame Tree).:p
    love the rich red color.

    Moth Orchid

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  4. So bright and vibrant! Gorgeous scarlet red :-) Thank you for hosting.

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  5. Looks like a flower of and for passion. Please have a good Friday.

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  6. the coral trees are lovely big shade trees and glorious when in flower

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  7. I believe I have seen this, or one of its relatives, in Bermuda....Think that's possible? Gorgeous scarlet bloom....

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  8. 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.

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  9. It's a real stunner! On my wish list.

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  10. Gorgeous, dazzling red flower! Lovely photo!

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  11. Lovely bright red flower!!
    Have a great weekend:o)

    Greetings from Norway!

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  12. Beautiful flower, not seen it before.

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  13. grows in Singapore and flowers very quickly.

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  14. Hello. I am glad to be able to link up again. And yeah, the flower you have is beautifully red. :-)

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  15. What a gorgeous bloom, I love the color.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  16. Beautiful bloom! I love the color! :)

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  17. I love the light in this composition.

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