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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Erythrina sacleuxii Hua is a small to medium-sized tree up to 25 m tall, known from Kenya and Tanzania. Erythrjna in Zambia Black Lechwe 18 1 Pages 19 – Natural Resources Board, Harare.

Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.

Seedlings, cuttings, direct sowing, coppice, suckers and truncheons, or, suckers and truncheons, or stems. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Pages – Seeds retain their viability for a long period, and may be stored indefinitely in cool, dry, insect free conditions. The flowers and leaves belonged to E. Agroforestry Systems 33 3: Derivation of specific name: Useful plants of Nyasaland.


Direct sowing in the field is also possible.

The wood is lightweight and soft. The flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees at the end of the dry season, strengthening bee colonies in this difficult period. Seeds can be sown in seed beds of sterile sand or in polythene bags with a mixture of soil, sand and compost 2: Although Erythrina abyssinica is not a very important timber tree, it is an outstanding multipurpose tree that provides not only wood, but also serves as shade tree edythrina for soil improvement.

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Trees are easily propagated from large cuttings which is the most common method of reproduction Teel Mjafari, mlungu, mbamba ngoma, mwamba ngoma Sw. Palatability of multipurpose tree species: The seed weight is about g. Erythrina abyssinica tree habit. Several compounds exhibiting a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity have been isolated from the root bark.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Experiences from the Loita Ethnobotany Project. Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3 5 Setshogo, M. Erythrina burttii Baker f. 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.


Insects associated with this species: Tree Erythrina abyssinica x – 83k – jpg travel. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page abyssinoca Volume 3, part 5. The bark is sometimes used as a brown dye for textiles and the sap gives a red colour. Erythrina abyssinica does not tolerate frost.

It was reported that beehives, drums, crafts, toys, necklaces, and domestic items such as spoons are made from the wood. Ethnobotany of the Loita Maasai. Erythrina abyssinica Aluka – Erythrina abyssinica Lam. The bark is also applied against vomiting.