Common Name: Ceibo, Cockspur Coral Tree, Cry- Baby Tree
Family: Fabaceae Juss.
Country of Origin: S. America - Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay.
Habitat: along watercourses
Description: From Central & South America this medium to large tree posses ornamental and econmic value. The flowers are in groups of 2-3 or single and form loose terminal racemes. They can be cooked and eaten. Usually planted for shade in coffee and coca plantations.
It is the national flower of Argentina & Uruguay.3