Erythrina crista-galli L.

First published in Mant. Pl. 1: 99 (1767)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Brazil to N. Argentina. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the subtropical biome. It is has environmental uses, as a medicine and for fuel and food.

Descriptions

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.
[UPFC]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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
[ILDIS]

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
[UNAL]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/144285016/149059795

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

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
[CPLC]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/177827429/177827433

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

Uses

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

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

Common Names

English
Cockspur Coral Tree

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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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    • Copyright applied to individual images
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0