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Cockspur coral tree, Cry-baby tree; 

Is this tree Erythrina bidwilli?
A showy hybrid of Erythrina crista-galli x Erythrina herbacea or Erythrina fusca .
Photo taken on 8.4.11. Vontikoppal , Mysore. ID confirmation requested.

It Is Erythrina crista-galli, cultivated in gardens of the world




Erythrina : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

I have attached photos of Erythrina crista-galli from our home garden.

very nice

how big is the tree

do you have pictres of the entire tree..canopy? and tree trunk and its bark?

It is a small tree around 6 ft. in height. I do not have a picture of the whole tree, will take a shot and upload.

Thank you, nice to be able to see the bark and the laeves,

and I am forwarding to the indtireepix so that all your pictures will be available to all to see and in the data base.
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These pics. were recorded from Herbal Garden of Dr. YPS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan H.P.)..
I hope the id should be Erythrina crista-galli L.



This tree was recorded from Cactus Garden, Panchkula..

Please correct the id, if otherwise !!



ID confirmation requested- MS080411 -28 – Erythrina bidwilli:  Is this tree Erythrina bidwilli?  A showy hybrid of Erythrina crista-galli x Erythrina herbacea. Photo taken on 8.4.11.  Vontikoppal , Mysore. ID confirmation requested. 

–  Botanical name- Erythrina fusca
Common name – coral bean, chekring, purple coral-tree

– Yes Coral Bean

Does not match with images of Erythrina fusca at

Of course this is Erythrina crysta-galli.

Thanks … for the ID. I will take the ID final.


Fab fortnight-UP-Aus. 3 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
From Australia—-Erithrina. pl confirm sp.

Kindly check for Erythrina crista-galli of Fabaceae.

yes, indeed !

For me this one looks like Erythrina fusca

Does not match with images of Erythrina fusca at

I think yes both are crysta-galli.



It is my pleasure to present a few images of Erythrina crista-galli  (Fabaceae 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Cultivated- Ornamental 

Sighting: Chikmagalur and Bangalore, Karnataka, about 1200 and 900 msl. 

Date: 11-12-2015 and 08-03-2016


Fwd: Erythrina crista-galli : 5 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Sharing some pictures of E. crista-galli shot today (11.7.16) at Kathmandu at 4500 ft.

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Erythrina for ID : 040611 : AK-1: Taken at a flower nursery at Nasik, Maharashtra on the 17th of June, 2006.
A medium sized tree. 




Erythrina crista-galli L. Mant. Pl. 99. 1767.
Erythrina crista-galli var. hasskarlii Backer
Erythrina crista-galli var. leucochlora Lombardo
Erythrina fasciculata Benth.
Erythrina laurifolia Jacq.
Erythrina pulcherrima Tod.
Erythrina speciosa Tod.
Corallodendron crista-galli (L.) Kuntze
Micropteryx crista-galli Walp.
Micropteryx fasciculata Walp.
Micropteryx laurifolia Walp.
Common name: Cockspur Coraltree
Photograph taken in a garden in Dehradun. Just an abstract shot 😛

Some more pics of the same. Found in my archives.

Beautiful pictures …, the quality of pictures is so good these days, it will be a big problem for identifying the best.

Adding few more images from Bangalore



Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Tree – Erythrina crista galli:

Attaching pictures of Erythrina crista galli. Photo taken at Chandigarh. May-2010
Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location: INS AGRANI Road, Red Fileds, Coimbatore.
Date: 13.12.2011
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Tree

I posted the pictures of the same plant on November 7th during Fabaceae week with the following caption : “Fwd: Fabac eae week : MS071111-67 — Erythrina bidwilli / Erythrina fusca Id requested” .
Could be one of these two.

Erythrina crista-galli



Erythrina crista-galli L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 400 kb each. 

Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 7 August 2018
Elevation: 4500 ft.
Habit : Could be planted !



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