Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Erythrina blakei R.Parker

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Erythrina Species: Erythrina blakei R.Parker






Synonym Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Blake's Coral Tree Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Blake's Coral Tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Pangar Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1250m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit large turn from green to dark brown or blackish in colour as they mature.
Habitat Found in dense forests and valleys Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Asia Bark Details Smooth grey bark with few prickles.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 10, Sector 36 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Tree up to 15 m. Leaves compound, oval, with long pointed leaflets. Deep scarlet flowers are borne in elongated clusters at the end of branches, which can be 3 ft long. Flowers scarlet red to dark red in colour, pea-shaped, terminal racemes. Fruit a pod. Leaf Details Leaves compound, oval, with long pointed leaflets.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details