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Family: FABACEAE 

 Erythrina flabelliformis
 

Photo by PalmBob.

  
Author:  Thomas Henry Kearney 1894
Family:  Fabaceae
Habitat:  Mexico, South-Western U.S.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  1,5-7 meters
Flower:  Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  South-western Coral Bean, Western Coral Bean, Chilicote
Synonyms:  Erythrina purpusii Brandegee 1903

Photo from Miles2Go.

   This member of the Fabaceae family was given this name by Thomas Henry Kearney in 1894. It is found in Mexico and south-western U.S., growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It starts out with a nice swollen stem, which unfortunately seems to disappear by age. On the other hand does it get some astonishing red flowers. In rough conditions, it form a open bush, not more than one and a half meter height. Given more water, it can grow into a seven or even ten meter tree.