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Erythrina vespertilio Benth.
Bat's Wing Coral Tree
A  tree from across the north of Australia. It is often found in vine thickets.The name is derived from the strange  shaped leaves,which supposedly resemble a bat's wing.This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cooktown in 1770.


  Erythrina vespertilio Erythrina vespertilio
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Emerald Creek, North Queensland Location:Emerald Creek, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1703.178S, 14532.483E GPS coordinates:1703.178S, 14532.483E
  Date of photo:30 October 2011 Date of photo:30 October 2011
  Field No.:U263 Field No.:U263
     
  Erythrina vespertilio Erythrina vespertilio
 
  Description:Leaves Description:Flowers
  Location:Emerald Creek, North Queensland Location:Emerald Creek, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1703.178S, 14532.483E GPS coordinates:1703.178S, 14532.483E
  Date of photo:30 October 2011 Date of photo:30 October 2011
  Field No.:U263 Field No.:U263
     
  Erythrina vespertilio Erythrina vespertilio
 
  Description:Plant Description:Brown Honeyeater on tree
  Location:Wolfram Camp, North Queensland Location:Emerald Creek, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1704.687S, 14457.974E GPS coordinates:1703.178S, 14532.483E
  Date of photo:13 June 2010 Date of photo:30 October 2011
  Field No.:696C Field No.:U263
     
  Erythrina vespertilio Erythrina vespertilio
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:Torrens Creek, North Queensland Location:Torrens Creek, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:2122.4990S, 14502.8410E GPS coordinates:2122.4990S, 14502.8410E
  Date of photo:30  October 2018 Date of photo:30  October 2018
  Field No.:7611 Field No.:7611
     
  Erythrina vespertilio Erythrina vespertilio
 
  Description:Flowering tree Description:Plant in roadside habitat
  Location:Torrens Creek, North Queensland Location:Torrens Creek, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:2122.4990S, 14502.8410E GPS coordinates:2122.4990S, 14502.8410E
  Date of photo:30  October 2018 Date of photo:30  October 2018
  Field No.:7611 Field No.:7611
     
     

References (accessed 4 November 2018):

http://anpsa.org.au/e-ves.html

http://keys.trin.org.au:8080/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Erythrina_vespertilio.htm

https://www.jcu.edu.au/discover-nature-at-jcu/plants/plants-by-scientific-name2/erythrina-vespertilio

 

 

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Erythrina vespertilio