Erythrina bidwillii Lindl. (cultivated)
Erythrina crista-galli L. (Cultivated)
Erythrina vespertilio Benth. (Cultivated)
An important document on all legume species growing in India is Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun.
As per this document following species of Erythrina occur in India-
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 30.1.14:
Species with description & keys in Flora of China :
Erythrina arborescens Roxburgh
Erythrina stricta Roxburgh
Erythrina stricta var. stricta
Erythrina stricta var. yunnanensis (T. S. Tsai & T. T. Yu ex S. K. Lee) R. Sa (No distribution in India)
Erythrina subumbrans (Hasskarl) Merrill
Erythrina variegata Linnaeus
Mansfeld’s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: (Except … edited by Peter Hanelt, R. Büttner (2001)- Details-
Erythrina corallodendron L. (Cultivated)
Erythrina crista-galli (Cultivated)
Erythrina mitis (Cultivated)
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys–
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief Details-
Medicinal Plants in Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah (2002)- Details-
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Brief details-
Erythrina : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Erythrina
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
I have added a piece of information on Erythrina page of eFI today and text is yellow highlighted.
Erythrina page with images of species in efloraofindia : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Pl. go through Erythrina page with images of species (done by Surajit ji) in efloraofindia.
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let me know.
Two images in E. stricta and E. suberosa are same and are most likely E. stricta (Illustration on http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=116719&flora_id=2 shows dense spines) I have also observed dense spines in E. stricta and unarmed petioles (major identification feature being glabrous leaves).
The first set of images in E. suberosa link, By … seems to be correct. The last image shows sparse spines than E. stricta. But the second set of images by … (two of these repeated on main page) seem more like E. stricta.
The description on the following links given in the page also indicate to same points.
Please seek further expert opinion on this.
Thanks … Most probably I had labelled my photos as E. suberosa. One of the photos was submitted to UBC Botanical Garden, long back in 2007.
Thanks, … Pl. see the calyx picture (most important character for their identity) in the 2nd set at Erythrina suberosa Roxb., which clearly points towards these being Eruthrina suberosa. Pl. also see the keys at this page.
If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.