- San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
Bloom time (approximate):
- Spring to Winter
Coral Tree (Erythrina) Erythrina x Bidwillii
FAMILY: FABACEAE (Bean Family)
The coral tree Erythrina x Bidwillii demonstrates several aspects of the name game. Erythrina comes from the Greek word erythros, meaning red, an allusion to the color of the flowers. This plant is also a hybrid, hence the "x", and Bidwillii is a tribute to John Carne Bidwill, a botanist and explorer known for his work in hybridization.