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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It is also roasted and applied to burns and swellings.

Erythrina abyssinica – Useful Tropical Plants

Propagation by cuttings is often successful when these are planted in the rainy season. Flore des plantes ligneuses du Rwanda. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Field guide to trees of southern Africa. Moreover, it has interesting applications in traditional medicine erythruna deserve more research attention. The issue was settled in when the pods and seeds from E. Erythrina abyssinica is a tree species of the genus Erythrina belonging to the plant family of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in Eryhhrina list of Rhodesian Legumes.

Volume 3, part 5. Scarification of seeds is also beneficial for germination; this can be done by rubbing with sandpaper or nicking with a knife, after which the seeds should be immersed in water for some hours until they begin to swell. Erythrina abyssinica is a nitrogen fixing tree. Erythrina abyssinica is widespread in various habitats and currently not under threat.


The tree is recommended for soil conservation programmes, for erosion control, and for use as green manure. A fully illustrated field guide. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 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.

In addition, the first three descriptions were invalid, i. Erythrina abyssinica occurs in woodland and wooded grassland, also in secondary scrub vegetation, in regions with — — — mm annual rainfall.

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Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya. Citation in scholarly articles. In Ethiopia the roots have been used as famine food and they are a source of potable water. Citation in web searches.

Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. Flowering is erratic, but occurs over a long period: Seedlings develop a deep root system before stem growth starts. Agroforestry Systems 21 3: Indigenous multipurpose trees of Tanzania: Erythrina abyssinica Erythrina abyssinica – seeds x – 39k – jpg toptropicals. The wood is commonly used for making carvings, stools, drums, mortars, beehives, tool handles, brake blocks and floats for fishing nets, and sometimes also in house construction; wood from the roots is used for making walking sticks.

Inflorescence an axillary or terminal, pyramidal, dense, erect false raceme up to 20 cm long; peduncle 2—20 cm long; bracts up to 9 mm long, soon caducous.

Erythrina abyssinica

It has been noted that old trees coppice readily. Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands?


To obtain optimal growth, seeds are inoculated with appropriate Rhizobium bacteria immediately before sowing. Cork from the bark is used as floats for fishing nets.

The leaves are eaten by sheep and goats. Seeds are red with a black spot, and are contained in woody black pods.

Fairly fire and termite resistant RSCU NOTES It is protected by farmers and left standing when land is cleared for agriculture, indicating that it is highly valued. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Cuttings are stripped of leaves and planted directly at the beginning of the rainy season. Etythrina with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Ethnobotany of the Loita Maasai.

The bark is sometimes used as a brown dye for textiles and the sap gives a red colour. It was reported that beehives, drums, crafts, toys, necklaces, and domestic items such as spoons are made from the wood.

The flowers and leaves belonged to E. Erythrina abyssinica Scientific classification Kingdom: Mambo Press, Gweru, Zimbabwe. Erythrina melanacantha is browsed by livestock and is occasionally planted erythgina ornamental. Seeds are ripe about 2 months after flowering. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya.

Evaluation of selected Sudanese medicinal plants for their in vitro activity against hemoflagellates, selected bacteria, HIV-1 RT and tyrosine kinase inhibitory, and for cytotoxicity. The tree is easily cultivated and tolerates pollarding and coppicing.