Erythrina crista-galli

Family Fabaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCock's Comb Coral Tree, Cockscomb Coral Tree, Cockspur, Cockspur Coral Tree, Coral Tree, Crybaby Tree, Crybabytree, Fireman's Cap, Indian Coral Tree
SynonymsCorallodendron crista-galli (L.) Kuntze; Micropteryx crista-galli (L.) Walp.
Growth formShrub, Tree
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)6
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD
Exotic range (other)North America
Habitat types (exotic)Riparian systems, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1810

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National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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