Herbaceous, scandent vine, climbing over trees in secondary scrub vegetation. Inflorescences pendent from long peduncles. Corolla white, petals rather thick and fleshy. Calyx white with golden urticating hairs.
Tree, 5 m x 5 cm diam, plant thornless, bark green; leaflets bluish green; calyces pale yellwish gree, petals yellow, standard flecked orange-red at base; mature fruits brown. Natural hybrid resulting from cross between Parkinsonia aculeata and Cercidium praecox, both common in the area, the first cultivated, teh second native. (see Lewis & Hughes 3762 and 3763).
Tree, cultivated as living fencepost along roads, pollarded frequently to keep small size, about 6 m tall. Grows wild in forest remants as 25 m tree. Inflorescences pendent from horizontal branches. Flowers white.
Tree to 15 m with slightly "bottle" shaped trunk. Leaves dark green above with slightly prominent venation glossy, dull grey-green below. Sepals 1.5 mm thick, brown-green. 4 upper petals with pink-red claw and white blade, spreading. Lower petal with white claw tinged pink, blade yellow shading to white at the margin. Margin of claw and blade inrolled to form funnel-like structure, held erect. Filaments pink-red, anthers dark-red. Ovary yellow-green, style dull pink.
Dominant tree near river, becoming very large to 30 m. Sharp paired spines conspicuous and persistent. Young leaves bright green. Flowers prolific, sweet-scented. Sepals dull red, petals and stamens cream colored.
Spreading shrub 1.5 m tall, very spiny, leafless when flowering; rachis of inflorescence erect; flowers ascending at 45 above horizontal; calyx thin-chartaceous, splitting at anthesis to form bilabiate apex, the two "labia" dry & brown at anthesis,basal half of calyx green w/ red streaks; calyx in but w/ apical tooth on carinal side; corolla standard widely gaping, the 2 halves forming an angle of 45o-60o; stamens exposed and all in 1 plane across mouth of corolla; standard deep red…
Herb to 50 cm tall with large woody rootstock, growing clonally in large clumps. Inflorescences erect, acaulescent emerging directly from woody rootstock; Calyx and corolla orange. Rhizomes dug up for propagation at Pac. Trop. Bot. Gard. HI.
Tree 7 m tall; leafless. Inflorescences erect; flowers declined at anthesis. Corolla open, bell-shaped. Standard orange-salmon; wings and keel red. Calyx greenish to reddish-brown with tawny tomentum. Large local population; trees very common in vicinity, but only 2 trees seen in flower, evidently well in advance of peak flowering period. Flowers visited and presumably pollinated by orioles - Icterus sp.
Tree 15 m tall; leafless (leaflets picked up from ground below). With abundant spines, trunk with lenticels. Inflores- cences erect or ascending; flowers densley congested in raceme. Calyx red- orange, glabrous, elliptic in X-section, wider at apex than at base; truncate, not lobed or slightly "scalloped" at apex. Corolla B & K red 5/7.5 Fruit at maturity coiled, with crenate suture-margins. Pollinated by humming- bird Campylopterus curvipennis. Uncommon. Elev. 300 ft. Grows exclusively…
Suffruticose; several stems to 70 cm tall growing from common woody rootstock; in shade of oak. Inflorescences axillary, erect. Corolla and calyx orange (B & K yellow-red 6/2.5). Cayx thin- chartaceous, elliptic in X-section, "aculeate" with soft protuberances. One plant seen in vicinity.
Tree 5 m; planted in living fencepost in coffee plantation. Inflorescence erect; flowers borne horizonatally. Calyx green with red streaks, thin-chartaceous, elliptic in X-section, longer on carinal than vexillar side. Corolla pale pink-yellow (B & K yellow- red 8/7.5
Shrub 2 m. Inflorescence erect; flowers pendulous, nearly parralel with rachis. Calyx reddish with gray tomentum, fleshy, nearly round in X-section, truncate, with a blunt apical tooth on carinal side. Corolla pink (B & K red 8/5). (Calyx tooth suggests possible hybridi- zation with E. goldmanii).
Small tree 6 km tall; leafless. Inflorescences erect; flowers pedulous, drooping nearly parallel with rachis; clayx red to greenish, covered with tawny tomentum, fleshy, elliptic in X-section, wider at apex than base, longer on carinal than vexillar side. Corolla pink or pale red (B & K 7/10 to 8/10). Forest edges and understory in disturbed forest.