Botanical name: Erythrina suberosa Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Erythrina stricta var. suberosa, Erythrina maxima, Erythrina glabrescens
Corky Coral Tree is a medium sized throny tree with distinctly orange, corky bark and an irregular crown. The tree is a captivating sight when in bloom, with clusters of bright, orange-scarlet up-facing flower clusters sitting at the end of branchlets like exotic waterlilies. Leaves are compound with three broad leaflets, the middle one the largest. Flowers have 5 petals of unequal length, and 10 stamens. Corky Coral Tree is native to the dry, mixed forests throughout India.
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