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Erythrina variegata L.

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 995

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Erythrina variegata L. is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - tree
Flower or inflorescence: SCARLET, infl.- 20cm long, before lvs.
Fruit: legume to 40x3 cm., seeds v. toxic
Foliage: ovate lflts. to 20cm.
Height, in meters: 27
Height, in feet: 89.10
Erythrina variegata L. seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Parts of Erythrina variegata L. are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Erythrina variegata L.:
Erythrina corallodendrum var. , Erythrina indica, Erythrina orientalis, Erythrina variegata var. orien, Tetradapa javanorum, 

Common names for Erythrina variegata L.:

(tox: "erythrina alkaloids" eg erysotrine),  (tox: effects like curare),  (tox: WHO Ib),  Abscess,  Arbor Maurepasia,  Baton de sorcier,  Chengkering,  Coral Bean,  Coral Tree,  Indian Coral Tree,  Indischer Korallenbaum,  Le maurepas,  Mandara,  Mootchie Wood Tree,  Paribhadra,  Petaqueros,  Tiger Claw, 


Erythrina variegata L. is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
34:   Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
Not all Oriental Herbs are Culinary, or even edible. Be sure to correctly identify and prepare all herbs and vegetables before use.
38:   Indian Native and Introduced Plants
51:   Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
65:   World Coastal Tree and Plant Seed List
67:   Philippine Native and Introduced Plants
68:   West Indian Native and Introduced Plants
83:   Vegetable Seed List
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
140:   Taiwanese Native Plant Seed List
168:   Shade and Shelter Tree and Shrub Seed List
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
389:  Fabaceae
699:   Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs
711:  Leguminosae


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Germination guide for Erythrina variegata L.

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Erythrina variegata L. seeds will usually germinate in 10-15 days.
Sow Erythrina variegata L. seeds about 13mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Soak Erythrina variegata L. seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.

(Soak for 24 hours).


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