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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Erythrina

Erythrina suberosa Roxb., Fl.Ind. 3:253. 1832. Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit.Ind. 2:189. 1876; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:392.1958; Parker, For.Fl.Punj. 3rd.ed. 158.1956.

Erect tree, 13-17 in tall, branches armed with prickles. 3-6 mm long, which fall off after the third year. Leaf sometimes armed, trifoliolate, petiole 10-20 cm long, leaflets 7.5-15 cm long and broad, the terminal rhomboid ovate, the lateral obliquely deltoid, glabrous above, densely pubescent below; stipels glanduliform; stipules linear-lanceolate, caducous. Racemes 14, near the tip of branches, 5-10 cm long, peduncle short. Flowers in fascicles of 1-3. Pedicel 12-13 mm long; bracts caducous, bracteoles minute. Calyx 6-10 mm long, pubescent, becoming bilabiate. Corolla scarlet. Vexillum 3.7-5.0 cm long, 12-16 mm broad. Fruit stipitate, 12.5-15.0 cm long, torulose, 2-5-seeded.

Fl.Per.: March-April.

Type: Described from Circars, India.

Distribution: Pakistan: India, commonly cultivated.


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