Erythrina fusca (PROSEA)

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Erythrina fusca Lour.


Erythrina atrosanguinea Ridley, Erythrina glauca Willd., Erythrina ovalifolia Roxb.

Vernacular names

  • Coral bean, purple coral tree, swamp immortelle (En). Bois immortel, immortelle blanche (Fr)
  • Indonesia: cangkring (Javanese, Sundanese), kane (Sulawesi)
  • Philippines: anii (Tagalog), korung-korung (Bisaya)
  • Cambodia: rolouohs p-ông'
  • Laos: thong 'lang
  • Thailand: thong lang nam, thong long (central)
  • Vietnam: vông dông (Ho Chi Minh), vông gai (Quang Nam), cây son dong (Anamese).


Probably native to Asia and the Pacific Islands; planted throughout the humid tropics.