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Location

  • San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Species Collection

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Spring to Winter

Plants: Species

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.