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Family: FABACEAE 

 Erythrina abyssinica
 

Photo by Marc Antoine.

  
Author:  Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarck 1786
Family:  Fabaceae
Habitat:  Eastern Tropical Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  35-60 centimetres
Height:  3-10 metres
Flower:  Orange-Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Chirocalyx abyssinicus, Hochst. 1846. Corallodendron abyssinicum, Kuntze 1891. Chirocalyx tomentosus Hochst. Erythrina tomentosa R. Br. ex A. Rich. Erythrina suberifera Welw. ex Baker. Erythrina mossambicensis Sim. Erythrina pelligera Fenzl. Erythrina bequaertii De Wild. Erythrina tomentosa var. longicauda Baker f. Erythrina warneckeii Baker f. Erythrina kaessneri Baker f. Erythrina platyphylla Baker f. Erythrina eggelingii Baker f. Erythrina abyssinica subsp. suberifera Welw. ex Baker Verdc. and probably some more....

Photo from Tanzania - BiodiversitÓ.

   This member of the Fabaceae family was given this name by Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarck in 1786. It is found in Burundi, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem starts as a nice caudex, but grow into a 35-60 centimetre slim stem, forming a three to ten meter high tree with large, orange-red flowers.

Photo by G.H. Schmeizer.