Erythrina caffra

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Erythrina caffra
Erythrina caffra, KZN NBT, a.jpg
Growth habit of a mature tree
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Erythrina
Species: E. caffra
Binomial name
Erythrina caffra

Erythrina viarium Tod.

Erythrina caffra, the Coast Coral Tree or African coral tree, is a tree native to southeastern Africa, which is often cultivated and has introduced populations in India.[1] It is the official tree of Los Angeles, California in the United States.[2]



  1. ^ "Erythrina caffra". ILDIS World Database of Legumes, version 10.01. 
  2. ^ Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Commission on International Relations, National Research Council (1979). Tropical Legumes: Resources for the Future. National Academy of Sciences. p. 258. 

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