|Embothrium coccineum Forst. & Forst.f.|
Evergreen (some forms are also deciduous) small tree up to 10-15 m high. Leaves alternate, entire, very variable in shape: elliptic to lanceolate or narrow oblong, glossy green and glabrous, 5-20 cm long. Inflorescences in dense racemes in May-June. Flowers long stalked, scarlet-red, 3 cm long, with 4 linear, recurved lobes, each carrying one stamen. This species grows well near the atlantic coast in always moist climate and acid soil. The forms with the narrower leaves are said to be the hardier.
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Author: Frédéric Tournay
Not found! Ethnobotanical aspects of Embothrium coccineum by Plants for a future database
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