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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Deciduous, small tree up to 12 —15 m tall; bole usually short, stout, up to 60 cm in diameter, usually armed with woody knobs; bark thick, corky, deeply fissured, yellowish brown, exuding a brown, gummy sap; crown rounded, with thick, spreading, somewhat twisted branches; twigs armed with strong curved prickles, initially densely hairy, glabrescent.

Erythrina melanacantha is browsed by livestock and is occasionally planted as ornamental. Volume 3, part 5. Flowers in spectacular terminal racemes, scarlet-red.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Erythrina abyssinica

Small to medium sized tree of wooded grassland, open woodland and rocky hillsides. Pages – A leaf decoction serves as an emetic. The germination rate of seeds is generally low: Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany.

Display spot characters for this species. Its fruits are eaten in Ethiopia. Palatability of multipurpose tree species: It is also very useful for living fences and as an ornamental. It also serves as fuelwood and for charcoal making.


Seed does not require pretreatment. The seed weight is about g.

In addition, the first three descriptions were invalid, i. Leaves are taken to treat peptic ulcers; they are also used for treatment of diarrhoea.

Details of record no: 1684

Truncheons are commonly used to make living fences. Agroforestry Systems 21 3: Seeds can be sown in seed beds of sterile sand or in polythene bags with a mixture of soil, sand and compost 2: Planting large stakes of 2. Seedlings erytheina not be pruned before they are one year old.

Tree Erythrina abyssinica x – 83k – jpg travel. It was reported that beehives, drums, crafts, toys, necklaces, and domestic items such as spoons are made from the wood. Towards community management of the forest of the Lost Child. Citation in web searches. Studies on the germination of Erythrina abyssinica and Juniperus procera.

Trees can be managed by pollarding and coppicing.

Insects associated with this species: Agroforestry Systems 33 3: Erythrina egythrina MsebeErythrina abyssinica does not tolerate frost. They are deciduous and flower when leafless. They contain a poison which can be lethal if injected into the bloodstream but it has no effect if they are swallowed as a whole.

NOTES It is protected by farmers and left standing when land is cleared for agriculture, indicating that it is highly valued. Red data list status: Erythrina in Zambia Black Lechwe 18 1 Pages 19 – Field guide to trees of southern Africa. The wood is lightweight and soft.


The wood serves as firewood; it smoulders readily without flaming and keeps smouldering for long periods. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; stipules lanceolate, caducous; petiole 6—20 cm erhthrina, often prickly, rachis 3—8 cm long, petiolules 0.

Trees grow moderately fast, but growth rates vary widely depending on soil conditions. There are 3 study abstracts related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam.

From Wikipedia, abysssinica free encyclopedia. Redrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin. There are 21 citations in Afrirefs related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Pounded flowers serve to treat dysentery. It can be found on loamy to clayey soils, and prefers deep well-drained soils on plateaus and slopes, with a pH of 3. Retrieved from ” https: Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Uses and economic benefits for people. Cork from the bark is used as floats for fishing nets.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Erythrina abyssinica

In this period they are conspicuous and decorative. The wood is used for making headrests and mortars. Wood-anatomical description IAWA hardwood codes: