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Photo by Marc Antoine.


The fruit by GŘnter Bauman, Africanplants.senckenberg.de.


The flowers by Robert V. Bittersdorff, Africanplants.senckenberg.de.


Another large tree by S Dondeyne, Mozambiqueflora.com.


Photo by G.H. Schmeizer.

Author:  J.B.A.P. de Monnet de Lamarck, 1786
Family:  FABACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  35-60 Centimetres
Height:  3-10 Metres
Flower:  Orange-Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
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 tomentosa var. longicauda
Baker f.
Erythrina warneckeii
Baker f.
Erythrina kaessneri
Baker f.
Erythrina platyphylla
Baker f.
Erythrina abyssinica
subsp. suberifera Welw. ex Baker Verdc.
Chirocalyx mollissimus,
Meisn.
Corallodendron huillense, 
Kuntze.
Corallodendron suberifera,
Kuntze.
Erythrina bequaertii,
De Wild.
Erythrina comosa,
Hua.
Erythrina eggelingii,
Baker f.
Erythrina huillensis,
Welw. ex Baker.
Erythrina mossambicensis,
Sim.
Erythrina pelligera,
Fenzl.
Erythrina suberifera,
Welw. ex Baker.
Erythrina suberosa,
Welw. A.Rich.
Erythrina webberi,
Baker f.

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 Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re and Zimbabwe. It is 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.

The genera name from Greek; eryhros; 'red' for the mostly red flowers. The species name means 'from Abyssinia', present day Ethiopia.


Photo from Tanzania - BiodiversitÓ.


The flowers close-up by Jos Stevens, Africanplants.senckenberg.de.