Erythrina abyssinica. Photo: Bart Wursten Cleveland Dam, Harare. Erythrina abyssinica. Photo: Bart Wursten Cleveland Dam, Harare. Erythrina abyssinica. Erythrina abyssinica. Fabaceae – Papilionoideae. Lam. ex DC. red hot poker tree, lucky bean tree. Flowers (Saunders R.C.). The calyx lobes are long and. E. abyssinica tree, Tree showing the trunk and the corky bark, growing in the Harare National Botanic Gardens, Zimbabwe. Dzingai Rukuni.

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It can be found on loamy to clayey soils, and prefers deep well-drained soils on plateaus and slopes, with a pH of 3. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; stipules lanceolate, caducous; petiole 6—20 cm long, often prickly, rachis 3—8 cm long, petiolules 0. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Erythrina abyssinica infructescences showing seeds. Flowers rrythrina, papilionaceous; pedicel 2—6 mm long; calyx cylindrical to spindle-shaped, split at one side, tube 0.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Erythrina abyssinica

Cuttings are stripped of leaves and planted directly. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page It is widespread in Tanzania in various habitats including open woodlands, forest clearings, grasslands, and lowland woodlands to m except in very dry or high altitude areas RSCU The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland.

Seeds retain their viability for a long period, and may be stored indefinitely in cool, dry, insect free conditions. There are 21 citations in Afrirefs related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. Erythrina abyssinica Photo of Erythrina abyssinica Lam. In this period they are conspicuous and decorative.


Erythrina abyssinica

Erythrina burttii Baker f. Deciduous, small tree up to 12 erythirna m tall; bole usually short, stout, up to 60 cm in diameter, usually armed with woody knobs; bark thick, corky, deeply fissured, yellowish brown, exuding a brown, gummy sap; crown rounded, with thick, spreading, somewhat twisted branches; twigs armed with strong curved prickles, initially densely hairy, glabrescent.

It is also roasted and applied to eeythrina and swellings. Propagation by cuttings is often successful when these are planted in the rainy season. In Sudan it is found up to m altitude, in Tanzania up to m. Erythrina abyssinica is a tree species of the genus Erythrina belonging to the plant family of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in Fruit a eryghrina pod, strongly constricted between the seeds.

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Its wood is used for stools and camel bells and as fuelwood. They are deciduous and flower when leafless. In traditional medicine the powdered bark of Erythrina latissima is applied to wounds.

In a test in Ethiopia it was concluded that leafy twigs can effectively serve as a cheap source of protein supplement for low-quality diets during the dry season for resource-poor farmers with stall-fed sheep and goats. It is extensively used as a live fence around homesteads, and is also planted as an ornamental.


Seedlings, cuttings, direct sowing, coppice, suckers and truncheons, or, suckers and truncheons, or stems. The seed weight is about g. Seeds are ripe about 2 months after flowering. Wood-anatomical description IAWA hardwood codes: The tree prefers deep well-drained soils on plateaus and slopes Erythrkna and Kalinganire Roots are taken to treat peptic ulcers, epilepsy, malaria, blennorrhagia and schistosomiasis. Seeds should be collected from ripe pods still abyssinic the tree; they are widely available.

There are 4 news article citations related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. Kirkia 8 2 Page Furthermore, the species is variable with individuals with glabrous and hairy tomentose leaves which were described separately and after revision resulted in additional synonyms syn.

Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Scarification of seeds is also beneficial for germination; this can be done by rubbing with sandpaper or nicking with a knife, after which the seeds should be immersed in water for some hours until they begin to swell.

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Citation in news articles. Erythrina abyssinica does not tolerate frost. Traditional herbal drugs of Bulamogi, Uganda: