2 Graines Arbre corail, Erythrina crista-galli
Coral tree, Coq Crête Erythrine, Erythrina Crista-Galli |
Erythrina Crista-Galli, locally called Ceibo, Seibo or Bucaré, is a species ofTree of the family of the family FABACEAE, Genre ERYTHRINA.
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It is fromSouth America. It is found in Bolivia, in Brazil, in Paraguay, in Argentina and in Uruguay. In these last two countries, the flower of Ceibo is a national flower.
Its generic name, " Erythrina " comes from the Greek " ερυθρος (ERYTHROS) " which means " Red ". Its specific name, " Crista Galli ", comes from Latin and means " Rooster crest ". Its flowers make one think of very red rooster crests.
It is a small tree (5 at 8 M), although some copies reach up to ten meters in height, like some individuals from the provinces of Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán in the North -West Argentinian. The root is swivel, with nodotes produced by nitrifying bacteria, which live in Symbiosis, facilitating the absorption ofnitrogen.
The trunk is woody, irregular ; The branches carry thorns forming a foliage without defined shape, and die after flowering. The flowers are red, and form inflorescences in Grappe, are pentamers, with bilateral symmetry. Flowering takes place from October to April. The Calice is gamosepale, and forms with the Corolle a perianthe whose sepales and petals are in color Similar but of distinct form. His around brown color gives him a wilted appearance. The corolla in the shape of a butterfly evokes in this that of the bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), but it is distinguished by the lower position of its most important petal (the standard) . Depending on the language of flowers, they are an invitation to travel1.
The flowers are rich in Nectar and are visited by insects, which must generally crawl under the hull and thus Polliniser flowers.
The fruit is a legume, a dry pod a few centimeters in length derived from a single carpelle and contains about 8 to 10 seeds in the shape of a brown bean. The cotyledons are hypogées, remaining underground during germination.
Some beautiful copies of this tree are present in the park of the Château de Nice (Alpes-Maritimes).
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