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Family: FABACEAE 

 Erythrina humeana
 
 
Author:   Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel, 1826
Family:  Fabaceae
Origin:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  1,5-3,5 meters
Flower:  Scarlet
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Dwarf Coral Tree, Dwarf Kafferboom, Dwarf Ethrina, Kleinkoraalboom, Natal Coral Tree
Synonyms:  Erythrina erythrostachia Morr. 1849. Erythrina hastifolia Bertol. f. 1850. Erythrina humei E. Mey. 1836. Erythrina princeps , A. Dietr. 1834. Erythrina raja Meisn. 1843
   
   


Wild plant in Valley of Desolation.


And it's leaf.


Spikes 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.

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