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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 26, 2014 5:48 PM CST
What a gorgeous tree this was! Take a good look at the awesome leaf variegation.






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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Sep 27, 2014 1:10 AM CST
Looks like Erythrina variegata, Variegated Tiger's Claw.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2014 11:04 AM CST
I agree, Erythrina variegata ... and what a beauty that specimen is!! Our database only has a couple of photo's from a former member and the one showing leaves doesn't look like E. variegata to my eyes: Variegated Coral Tree (Erythrina variegata)
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 27, 2014 1:08 PM CST
@plantladylin. Are they the same? The one in the data base doesn't have any variegation? Boy oh boy! I will have to go back to see this tree in bloom with "claws"!!
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Sep 27, 2014 1:38 PM CST
The photo in the database looks like Erythrina x bidwillii, Shrub Coral Tree.

It is not Erythrina variegata. Your tree is.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2014 1:43 PM CST
Cheryl, The plant in your photo's is definitely E. variegata.

I think maybe KAMasud's photo's in the database are possibly Erythrina suberosa: Coral Tree (Erythrina suberosa) which is found in Pakistan where he is from and I see he has photo's at that entry too. There's no way to ask him though because his membership was cancelled awhile back.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2014 1:48 PM CST
Hi Dave! I missed your earlier post with the ID of Erythrina x bidwillii ... sure looks to be a close match to those that were uploaded in error for E. variegata in the ATP database. I will submit a proposal to move them over to the correct location.

Cheryl, have you submitted your photo's to the database yet?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2014 1:53 PM CST
Dave, We could use your expertise. There are two in the ATP database, one the species and the other is the cross. Which entry do you think KAMsud's photo's should be moved to?


Fireman's Cap (Erythrina x bidwillii)
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Sep 27, 2014 2:09 PM CST
Hi Lin,

Dutchladys photo should be moved to Erythrina x bidwillii, as well as KAMsud's photos.

The Erythrina bidwillii entry should be deleted, as it is an incorrect naming.

Erythrina x bidwillii is correct as it is a hybrid.

Aloha, Dave
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2014 2:27 PM CST
Dave, thanks so much ... I will submit the proposals and see what happens. Green Grin!
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Sep 27, 2014 2:37 PM CST
You're very welcome!

Sounds good.

Aloha nui loa, Dave

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