Erythrina bidwillii Lindl. (Syn: Erythrina corallodendron T.C.Huang & H.Ohashi); 
er-ith-RY-nuh — red colored
bid-WIL-lee-eye — named for John Carne Bidwill, English gardener and New Zealand alpine plant enthusiast
commonly known as: Bidwill’s coral tree
 

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week :: Erythrina x bidwillii at Mumbai:   Erythrina x bidwillii
Hybrid of Erythrina crista-galli x Erythrina herbacea

er-ith-RY-nuh — red colored
bid-WIL-lee-eye — named for John Carne Bidwill, English gardener and New Zealand alpine plant enthusiast
Feb 28, 2007 … at Nirvana Park, garden of Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
commonly known as: Bidwill’s coral tree
some views: between Feb 28 & Apr 20, 2007 … at Nirvana Park, garden of Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai


Appears to be a garden variety. I remember seeing it somewhere.

 

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Erythrina x bidwillii Lindl.
in Nirvana Park, Hiranandani Gardens on February 28, 2007


This Erythrina species looks similar to E. variegata but with much longer inflorescence, flowers appearing along with leaves, narrower and longer standard petal with much shorter keel. Photographed from Cactus garden, Panchkula in April.


ID suggested as E. cristagalli on Indian Flora Facebook. Hope it agrees.


efi page on Erythrina crista-galli (Cultivated) 


Could be Erythrina bidwillii


In case of Erythrina crista-galli, flowers opens up much more than in Erythrina x bidwillii i.e. a wide open banner. So this is Erythrina x bidwillii. 

Picture of Erythrina crista-galli is attached for reference.
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Thanks a lot … for correct ID


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Erythrina For ID : Bangalore : 01SEP16 : AK-01 : 01/01 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Cultivated Erythrina Species seen in Bangalore during March.

For Species id please.


Pl. check comparative images at Erythrina


Erythrina bidwillii Lindl. (cultivated) as per comparative images at Erythrina


Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Erythrina sp. for ID from Panchkula Cactus Garden: This Erythrina species looks similar to E. variegata but with much longer inflorescence, flowers appearing along with leaves, narrower and longer standard petal with much shorter keel. Photographed from Cactus garden, Panchkula in April.


Erythrina bidwillii Lindl. as per another thread.


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Indian coral tree?:  Please help with identifying this tree. It looks similar to pictures of ‘Indian Coral tree’ I have seen in some books.
Photographed at Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore on Dec 11, 2011.
I have rarely seen this tree anywhere…


ya its a coral tree (Eryhtrina) but wait for comments for species level..


Erythrina blakei


Taking it as Erythrina bidwillii as per discussions under:
Wikipedia


Info needed on Erythrina blakei – skbs:   I got one Erythrina blakei. I was under the assumption that its growth habit is similar to Erythrina crista-galli and does not grow very big (unlike Erythrina suberosa). Can anyone please confirm this?


Affirmative. Both Erythrina blakei [Blake’s Coral Tree] & Erythrina crista-galli [Cockspur Coral Tree] are considered Dwarf Ornamental Trees.


Thanks for the info. Need some more clarification on this. There does not seem to be much info on the web on this. In couple of places, it is mentioned that it is a hybrid (Erythrina herbacea x crista-galli). I got the below from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythrina_%C3%97bidwillii): 

Erythrina ×bidwillii ‘Camdeni’
The original name of Erythrina ×bidwillii ‘Camdeni’ was Erythrina camdeni or ‘Erythrina camdenensis’ — the ‘Camden Coral Tree’ so called by William Macarthur. It was named after John Bidwill, by John Lindley, after an initial description by Bidwill’s friend William Herbert, simply because he, Bidwill, first took it to England in 1843. Bidwill had no other association with its breeding.
The Macarthur family published an annual catalogue of their plants. Exports were also listed in this publication, with the 1845 edition noting that William Macarthur sent two hybrid coral trees known as Erythrina camdenensis to Conrad Loddiges and Sons, a well known Hackney nurseryman in London. This coral tree is believed to be the first Australian hybrid garden plant to be published in England, in 1847.[2] 
Erythrina ×bidwillii ‘Blakei’
Erythrina ×bidwillii ‘Blakei’, was grown from the same F1 hybrid cross, and still grows in the gardens at Camden Park. This was named by Macarthur after his convict gardener Edmund Blake, who was probably responsible for making the cross, which, incidentally was the first hybrid to be produced anywhere in the world between woody leguminous plants. It was described in a monograph on Erythrina as, “the best known and biologically most successful hybrid erythrina, ” which adds, “it seems likely that not all the races grown today under the name are descendants of the original cross”. There is some variation in the size of flowers and the intensity of their colouration.[1]
Can anyone throw more light on this and let me know if Erythrina blackei is indeed Erythrina x bidwillii?


Details from efi site:


 

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Erythrina ID from Bangladesh SM066 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).

Habit’ Tree
Habitat: Garden

Location: Dhaka


Erythrinaspecies in India & eFI with details& some keys


Erythrina seen at the garden on 28/7/14.

Cultivated plant.
Species id please.


There seem to be hooked thorns on back side of leaves. I have seen similar species in USA recently. Not finding time to post; just hurriedly reading most of the mails.


Can this be Erythrina blakei?
Certainly cultivated Erythrina mainly Erythrina blakei, mostly branchy and small tree 

 Oct 2nd wk 2011
Possibly Erythrina blakei for id. Was flowering in a private garden at Pune
Ht 8-9 feet
I checked the branches could not see any spines
Leaves I think were compound with 3 oval leaflets with undulated margins and pointed tip . I think these leaves appear to have some disease
Deep scarlet pink flowers at end of branches
No fruits seen
Attached pics of flowers and leaves
It was covered with other trees and palms so could not get the trunk picture.
Also flowers and leaves were high to reach could only get these pics
would be grateful for your help as always.


Yes, from ovate-acuminate leaflets and petiole without a spine.


Taking it as Erythrina bidwillii as per discussions under:
Wikipedia


   

 

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Erythrina For ID : California : 31OCT14 : AK-47 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Cultivated Erythrina Species seen in Fremont, California on the 9th Oct,14.

Small tree with red flowers in a home garden.
Erythrina blakei?
Kindly confirm id.


tree trunk

bark

overall shape

regardless whether the horticulturist shaped it according to his own whims

its still important to get the tree shape for id of trees


This was a small, young plant.
Almost the entire tree is in my picture.
This was taken just before leaving for the airport, for our flight back home.
It was a quick round of the neighbour’s garden.


Appears close to the images at Erythrina bidwillii Lindl. / Erythrina blakei R.Parker as per images herein in efi (to me both appears to me the same species). Pl. see the thread.


Most probably this is Blake’s Coral Tree. But there is an interesting story behind E. bidwillii and E. blakei:
BLAKEI” the origin of this hybrid, c. 1840, is attributed to John Carne Bidwill, Government Botanist and first Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney (1847-48), as a cross between E. herbacea (female) and E. crista-galli (male). However, one of his friends may have been responsible. Specimens were sent to William Herbert of Manchester, England, in the 1840s and it was later widely distributed by the famous Veitch NSY in London. It is described in the monograph on Erythina as, ‘the best know and biologically most successful hybrid Erythrina,’ which adds, ‘it seems likely that not all the races grown today under the name are descendants of the original cross’. There is some variation in the size of the flowers and the intensity of their colouration and it is evidently more popular in cultivation outside Australia. Plants selected from the original cross and listed in the Camden Park (NSW) catalogue of 1845 (as E. camdeni) are perhaps best known as the clone ‘Camdenensis’, because a second seedling of the same cross was later selected and named after Camden Park gardener, Edmund Blake, and listed in the 1850 Camden catalogue as E.Blakei”. The former selection has not been clearly identified and the latter selection, under the Cultivated Plant Code, is best referred to as E. X bidwilliiBlakei’. E. X blakei is a name of no botanical standing.
Reference: Clough, R. (1992). Mr Bidwill’s Erythrina. Austral. Gard. Hist. 3(4): 10.


Taking it as Erythrina bidwillii as per discussions under:

Erythrina bidwillii Lindl.


 

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Erythrina bidwillii Lindl. ??? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Motel du Mugling, Kurintar, Nepal 
Date: 13 July 2017
Altitude: 900 ft.


Yes, to me also appear close to images at Erythrina bidwillii Lindl.  


 

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