from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of leguminous plants growing in the tropics; coral tree; -- so called from its red flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of leguminous shrubs or trees, of 25 species, mostly tropical, with trifoliate leaves, and terminal racemes of large flowers, usually blood-red.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Erythrina having trifoliate leaves and racemes of scarlet to coral red flowers and black seeds; cultivated as an ornamental


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  • Erythrina, which is found about Churra, is seen on the road to Kala

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • The first is in the coastal zone (up to an elevation of 50 m.), with species such as Erythrina fusca, Cocos nucifera, Annona glabra and various ferns.

    Cocos Island moist forests

  • · With some species, such as Erythrina and Gliricidia, incising the bark to the cambium layer near the base of the cuffing may increase rooting ..

    Chapter 5

  • Some nitrogen fixing trees, such as Erythrina species and Gliricidia septum, grow well from large cuttings (more than 1.5 m long and 3 cm in diameter), although initial problems in growth form may occur.

    Chapter 5

  • The tall evergreen forests 30-40m high with dense crowns and some emergent trees are of the genera Calophyllum, Anacardium, Manilkara, Protium, Inga, Parkia, Copaifera, Erythrina, and Dipteryx.

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • The forests consist primarily of Salíx humboldtiana (sauce criollo or sauce colorado), Tessaria intergrifolia (aliso), Erythrina crista-galli (ceibo), etc.

    Paraná flooded savanna

  • Sand-dunes are partially covered with spear-grass, behind which are creepers and shrubs or trees, such as jhao Tamarix troupii, palita Erythrina variegata and kulsi Aegiceras corniculatus.

    Sundarbans National Park, India

  • Swamp wood in shallower waters is often dominated by one or only a few species of trees and may include: Erythrina glauca, Pterocarpus officinalis in combination with Tabebuia insignis; Chrysobalanus icaco in combination with Annona glabra, Mauritia flexuosa, or Triplaris surinamensis.

    Paramaribo swamp forests

  • Bauhinia megalandra, Bourreria cumanensis, Calliandra caracasana, Erythrina poeppigiana, Hura crepitans, and Tabebuia billbergii are some of the more abundant species.

    Coastal Venezuelan mangroves

  • Erythrina poeppigiana, Sapium marmieri, and Ochroma pyramidalis.

    Beni savanna


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