Erythrina vespertilio Benth.
Bentham, G. (1848) Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia : 218. Type: Subtropical New Holland. Fide Krukoff & Barneby (1974).
Coral Tree; Cork Tree; Bat-wing Coral Tree; Batswing Coral Tree; Brake-block Pine; Corkwood; Grey Corkwood; Pine, Brake-block; Heilaman Tree
Taproot thickened, carrot-like (Daucus carota). Cotyledons fleshy, about 15-17 x 5-6 mm, not or scarcely raised above the soil surface. First pair of leaves triangular. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades triangular or broadly bilobed like butterfly wings, base cuneate or broadly cuneate; petiole and rhachis usually with a few small thorns; stipules about 2-3 mm long; stem often with a few small recurved thorns. Seed germination time 8 to 10 days.
This plant was used in colonial medicine, leaves a reputed sedative. Cribb (1981).