Monday, September 1, 2014

Part I | San Diego Zoo | Balboa Park | Erythrina Tree


Coral tree is a hybrid between Erythina crista-gali and Erythrina herbcacea. Long wands, to 4 feet long, of bright red flowers emerge from the branch tips through late spring and summer. 

Who was John Carne Bidwell? A New Zealand botanist and author. He wrote Rambles in New Zealand in 1839.

Australian, William Macarthur, at his ranch, Camden Park crossbred Erythrina crista-galli, with Erythrina herbacea to produce the Bidwill's Hybrid Coral Bean Tree.

Erythrina is a member of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae Family commonly known as the legumepea, or bean family.

Visiting San Diego

Part I San Diego Zoo | Balboa Park | Erythrina​​ Tree and Flowers
Part II San Diego Zoo | Balboa Park | Pollinator Habitat​
Part III San Diego Zoo | Balboa Park | Hawaiian Native Plant Garden
Part IV​ San Diego | Lavender Farms
Part V San Diego | Succulents and Tropicals
​Part VI San Diego | Iris, Bird of Paradise, Cactus, Desert, White Sage
Part VII San Diego | Cabrillo National Monument Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Part VIII San Diego | Exotic Plants
Part IX San Diego | Trees
Part X | San Diego | Coronado Island
Part XI San Diego | Making Music with Exotic Woods | Taylor Guitars
Part XII San Diego | Vineyard and Winery
Part XIII San Diego | Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery