in Valley of Desolation.
on both sides.
This member of the
Fabaceae family was described by Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel in 1926. It is found in
Mozambique and down to South Africa Eastern Cape Province, growing
in a well-drained soil with little water and lots of sun. It will
rise form 1,5 to 3,5 meters with a base of 20 centimetres, and a lot of scarlet flowers. It can be
reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.
The genera name from Greek;
eryhros; 'red' for the mostly red flowers. The species name
after Sir Abraham Hume, student of the botanist J.E. Smith.