A reasonably substantial scientific literature has amassed addressing the biology of the genus Erythrina, particularly the systematics and floral biology of the species.
Papers pertaining to E. lanata are also peppered through the literature. Many relate to the reproductive biology of this species, for example; Ma. Del Coro and Ornelas (1990), Bullock and Solis-Magallanes (1990), Bruneau (1997), Neill (1987) and Bullock (1985).
Bruneau, A. (1997) Evolution and homology of bird pollination syndromes in Erythrina (Leguminosae). American Journal of Botany, 84, No. 1, pp. 54-71.
Bullock, S. H. (1985) Breeding systems in the flora of a tropical deciduous forest in Mexico. Biotropica, 17, No. 4, pp. 287-301.
Ma. Del Coro, A., Ornelas, J. F. (1990) Hummingbirds and their floral resources in a tropical dry forest in Mexico. Biotropica, 22, No. 2, pp. 172-180.
Neill, D. A. (1987) Trapliners in the trees: hummingbird pollination of Erythrina Sect. Erythrina (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 74, No. 1, pp. 27-41
Stephen H. Bullock, J. Arturo Solis-Magallanes (1990) Phenology of canopy trees of a tropical deciduous forest in Mexico. Biotropica, 22, No. 1, pp. 22-35.