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Indian Coral Tree

 
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Noticeable Features

  1. Brilliant orange-red flowers in dense, conical clusters
  2. The smooth bark is streaked with vertical whitish lines with small black prickles covering the stem and branches
  3. Several vertically oriented branches emerge from the lower stem
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) Western Ghats, sub-Himalayan region towards the east
Type Medium-sized rapidly growing deciduous tree with a straight trunk
Peak flowering season Late spring and early summer
Flower Long clusters of bright scarlet flowers with stamens projecting out
Fruit Thick black pod with 5-10 egg shaped seeds
Leaves Trifoliate
Bark Thin smooth greenish grey bark with vertical cracks
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