Erythrina vespertillio

Bat's-wing Coral Tree, Brake-block Tree

Native to WA, NT and Qld. Often featured in aboriginal mythology. Wood used as brake blocks on carts by early settlers. Discover Nature - JCU

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Leaves have a distinctive shape.

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Flowers

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Bark

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I've found this fungi under Erythrina trees. (See below)

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which looks like the fallen flowers when drying out.

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Anderson Gardens

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Erythrina have their own moth, Agathodes ostentalis (Crambidae) the larva of which feed on the young foliage.