Coral tree

Erythrina flowers

Common name: Coral tree, Bat’s Wing Coral tree

Scientific name: Erythrina vespertilio, Erythrina x sykesii, other Erythrina spp.

Hazard associated: Leaves, bark and seeds are toxic if ingested.


  • Children may be attracted to the bean shaped seeds.
  • These plants are grown in gardens for their attractive flowers.
  • Erythrina contains more than 100 species which display¬† differential toxicity.

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