coral bean tree


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Noun1.coral bean tree - deciduous shrub having racemes of deep red flowers and black-spotted red seeds
coral tree, erythrina - any of various shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Erythrina having trifoliate leaves and racemes of scarlet to coral red flowers and black seeds; cultivated as an ornamental
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A black, 2-millimeter-long wasp from East Africa is helping wage war on one of its own kind--the Erythrina gall wasp (Quadrastichus erythrinae), an invasive species that has decimated Hawaii's wiliwili and coral bean trees. Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) officals made the first release of the beneficial African wasp--500 specimens mass-reared in captivity--on November 28, 2008, at a gall-infested wiliwili stand in the Liliuokalani Botanical Gardens, Honolulu.
HDOA officials hope their biologically based approach to controlling the invasive wasp will spare further harm to Hawaii's thinning ranks of indigenous wiliwili trees and introduced tropical coral bean trees, which are commonly used for landscaping, soil and water conservation, and as windbreaks.