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  Erythrina sykesii
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Erythrina x sykesii Barneby & Krukoff, Lloydia 37: 447. 1974.
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  Description: Deciduous trees, up to 18 m high; spines present. Leaves alternate, spiral, ternate, stipulate; petiole 7-15 cm long; leaflet blade 7-20 x 7-12 cm wide, obovate or triangular, base truncate, margins entire, apex acuminate; blade glabrous. Flowers in racemes, predominantly red, very irregular, pedicellate or subsessile; pedicel to 5 mm long. Perianth 2 -whorled. Calyx to 15 mm long; lobes 5, all sepals joined. Petals 5, 5-6 cm long,some petals joined. Stamens 10, free of the perianth, both opposite and alternating with the corolla parts, coherent to each other (9 fused, 1 free). Ovary monomerous, superior, 1 -celled; ovules numerous; styles 1, simple. Fruit sterile.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Grown as shade trees in coffee plantation and also as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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