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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 706. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with about 108 species (Krukoff & Barneby l.c.), tropical and sub-tropical in distribution; locally represented by 3 species.


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Trees, shrubs or undershrubs; branches often prickly. Leaf pinnately trifoliolate; stipels glandular; stipules small. Inflorescence axillary or terminal racemes, flowers usually clustered, scarlet, showy. Calyx with an oblique mouth, splitting down to the base or campanulate, bilabiate. Vexillum much longer than the wing and the keel. Stamens mono or diadelphous, vexillary stamen free nearly to the base or connate with others, anthers uniform. Ovary stipitate, many-ovuled, style incurved, stigma small, terminal. Fruit stipitate, torulose, falcate.

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1 Stamens shorter than the vexillum (2)
+ Stamens as long as the vexillum Erythrina herbacea
2 (1) Mature leaflets densely pubescent below; vexillum 3-4 times as long as broad Erythrina suberosa
+ Mature leaflets glabrous or subglabrous; vexillum twice as long as broad Erythrina glabrescens
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