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Taxon: Erythrina herbacea L.

 
Genus: Erythrina
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Nomen number: 15748
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:706. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 17-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • cardinal-spear  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Cherokee-bean  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • coral-bean  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • red-cardinal  (Source: Trees US) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas (s.), Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina (s.e.), South Carolina (e. & s.)]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas (e.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Tamaulipas]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  2. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  3. Krukoff, B. A. & R. C. Barneby. 1974. Conspectus of species of the genus Erythrina. Lloydia 37:370.
  4. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  5. Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541
  6. Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980-. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States.
  7. Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  8. Turland, N. J. & C. E. Jarvis. 1997. Typification of Linnaean specific and varietal names in the Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Taxon 46:469. Note: lectotypify
  9. Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida

Check other web resources for Erythrina herbacea L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15748. Accessed 4 June 2020.