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Erythrina standleyana Krukoff (syn: Erythrina americana (Dryand.) Mill.)

Slender tree often growing entangled in other vegetation; stems spiny; leaves alternate, trifoliolate, very bean-like; inflorescence a terminal panicle of short-pedicelled flowers; corolla red, elongate; legume fruit a lumpy pod; seeds bright red, poisonous. (Image at left photographed at Maya Palace Resort, Quintana Roo.)

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Listed, as Erythrina americana, as an important source of pollen and/or nectar for bees (Souza Novello 1981).