Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Erythrina L.

Erythrina crista-galli L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil to N. Argentina. It is used as a medicine, has environmental uses and for fuel and food.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1100–1500 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Shrub, Small tree.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Cultivated
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
Vernacular
Cockspur Coral Tree, Coral, Coral Tree, Seibo

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
cresta de gallo, crestagallo

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 1100 - 1500 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto, arbolito

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

[ILDIS]
Use
Chemical products, Environmental, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Wood

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Paraguay, Uruguay

Introduced into:

Bolivia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hawaii, India, Jawa, Kenya, Leeward Is., Mozambique, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Provinces, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Society Is., Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Windward Is., Zimbabwe

Erythrina crista-galli L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 1, 2009 Silva, J.M. [7003], Brazil K000930950 Yes
Oct 1, 2001 Gottsberger, I. [356A], Brazil K000930941 Yes
Jan 1, 1979 Rambo, B. [43871], Brazil K000930948 Yes
Jan 1, 1972 s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K000930942 Yes
Jan 1, 1970 Irwin, H.S. [8888], Brazil K000930945 Yes
Mar 1, 1965 Hatschbach, G.G. [12023], Brazil K000930952 Yes
Jan 1, 1938 Regnell [I.73], Minas Gerais K000674145 syntype Yes
Jan 1, 1938 Sellow [857], Brazil K000930944 Yes
Jan 1, 1913 Dusén, P. [10945], Brazil K000930953 Yes
Rambo, B. [41163], Brazil K000930949 Yes
Yamamoto, C.E. [1385], Brazil K000930958 Yes
Burchell [4227], Brazil K000930955 Yes
Regnell [s.n.], Brazil K000930947 Yes
Regnell, A.F. [73], Brazil K000930957 Yes
Pereira, E. [8680], Brazil K000930951 Yes
Usteri, A. [134b], Brazil K000930954 Yes
Pohl [s.n.], Brazil K000930946 Yes
Gomes, A. [2628], Brazil K000930956 Yes
Sellow [5757], Brazil K000930943 Yes
n/a K001474076 Yes
n/a K001474077 Yes
n/a K001474078 Yes

First published in Mant. Pl. 1: 99 (1767)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Bean, A.R. (2008). A taxonomic revision of Erythina L. (Fabaceae: Faboideae) in Australia Austrobaileya 7: 641-658.
  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). Nova silva cusatlantica. Árboles nativos e introduciados de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae - Familias A a L Englera 29-1: 1-438.
  • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
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  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Bean, A.R. (2008). A taxonomic revision of Erythina L. (Fabaceae: Faboideae) in Australia Austrobaileya 7: 641-658.
  • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
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