Erythrina is a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering trees in the Family Fabaceae and distributed in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.
All species of Erythrina have bean-like seed pods, except E. sykesii which is sterile. The seeds of over 40 of the species contain alkaloids, and some of the Amazonian species are used for medicinal and other purposes by indigenous peoples.
The Cockspur coral tree (E. crista-galli) is the national flower of Argentina.
The Costal coral tree (E. caffra) is the official city tree of Los Angeles, California (where it is referred to simply as the "coral tree").
Antibacterial properties of a new isoflavonoid from Erythrina poeppigiana against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Apr 01, 2004; Summary A new isoflavonoid, together with four known isoflavonoids, was isolated from the roots of Erythrina poeppigiana....
Ethnopharmacological uses of Erythrina senegalensis : a comparison of three areas in Mali, and a link between traditional knowledge and modern biological science.(Research)
Mar 05, 2008; Authors: Adiaratou Togola [1,2]; Ingvild Austarheim ; Annette Theïs ; Drissa Diallo ; Berit Smestad Paulsen...