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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Erythrina flabelliformis (Southwest coral bean, chilicote)


Photo: T.R. Van Devender

Erythrina flabelliformis in leaf during the summer rainy season. Near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Erythrina flabelliformis in flower near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: S.A. Meyer

 


Erythrina flabelliformis flowering in June near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: S.A. Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above: Erythrina flabelliformis trunks often but not always develop corky teeth like those of the unrelated Ceiba acuminata. Photos: left, Mark Dimmitt; right, T.R. Van Devender

Flowers of Erythrina flabelliformis. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Open pod and seeds of Erythrina flabelliformis. They may hang on the tree for a year. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

 


Erythrina flabelliformis in the Chihuahuan Desert-Oak Woodland ecotone in the Peloncillo Mountains, New Mexico. Photo: Mark Dimmitt