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Also known as the Bean Tree, the Batswing Coral Tree (Erythrina vespertilio) is found on all mainland states of Australia except Victoria, especially across northern Australia from semi-arid through to rainforest regions.

The term vespertilio meaning bat, which makes reference to the ‘bat shaped leaves’ found on this straggly tree.

Growing anywhere between 6 to 12 metres in height, this deciduous tree has a smooth corky grey-brown bark and thorns appearing on the trunk and branches.

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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Class: equisetopsida
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Genus: Erythrina
  • Species: E. verspertilio
  • Binomial name: Erythrina vespertilio

Related links: Batswing Coral Tree; Olive Pink Botanic Garden Bean Tree