Poison or Aphrodisiac? A Visit to “My” Naked Coral Tree

Photograph, Fuchs Private Collection

Today I went to visit one of my favorite trees in the neighborhood. It was a short but stunning walk. Naked Coral Trees (Erythrina coralloides) are spectacular when in full bloom. The generic name is derived from the Greek word “erythros,” which means red. In winter they are completely “naked,” but in spring the clusters of flowers, made up of tubular scarlet structures radiating out along the…

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