Coral Tree
Eyithrina Umbrosa

OTHER COMMON NAMES Bucare, Cañaro, Palo prieto.
SUBFAMILY Faboidae
ORDER Fabales
SUBCLASS Rosidae
CLASS Magnoliopsida
DIVISION Magnoliophyta

It is native to Argentina, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It can reach a height of 25 m. it has an erected and short trunk; thick and dark branches, which make a rounded top. The branches can be taken off easily. It has partially deciduous foliage; it depends on how cold the winter is. It has big and wavy leaves. They are bright green; compound of three leaflets and thorns on its visible nervation.
The Coral tree hermaphrodyte flowers, they are red or orange and they are grouped in dense bunches; very different sized petals. Its fruit is a legume that becomes black when it is ripe and few dark seeds.