Erythrina ×sykesii Barneby & Krukoff
Lloydia 37:447 (1974)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 17 August 2007

Tree, to 8 m high. Fl. red, Feb or Oct. Black sandy clay. Along river edges.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Canning, Harvey, Kalamunda.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 26 August 2019

Alternative Names. Coral tree.

General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Stem fragments, suckers. Dispersal. Water, garden refuse. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Resprouts, produces root suckers, stem layering. Woody structure. Diffuse porous. Seedbank persistence. Probably no viable seed produced in Australia.

Notes. Deciduous in summer. Has been reported to replace native riparian vegetation and block the flow of water.

Additional information. Origin. India. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Suggested method of management and control. Try stem injection using 100% glyphosate, or apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (basal bark). Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering   O O Y Y Y Y O O O O O  
Active Growth       Y Y Y Y Y Y Y      
Optimum Treatment       Y Y Y Y Y Y        

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.

 

References

  • Big Scrub Landcare Group (1998) Common weeds of northern NSW rainforest. Big Scrub Landcare Group, Mullumbimby.
  • Brown, K. & Brooks, K. (2002) Bushland Weeds: A Practical Guide to their Management. Environmental Weeds Action Network, Greenwood.
  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.
  • Navie, S. & Adkins, S. (2008) Environmental Weeds of Australia, An interactive identification and information resource for over 1000 invasive plants. Centre for Biological Information Technology, The University of Queensland.
  • Richardson, F.J., Richardson, R.G. & Shepard, R.C.H. (2006) Weeds of the Southeast. An identification guide for Australia. R.G and F.G. Richardson, Meredith.

Project information and acknowledgements