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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They should be sown with the hilum facing downward and covered with a thin layer of potting medium. The bark is most commonly used in traditional medicine, to treat snakebites, abysdinica, sexually transmittable diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhoea, amoebiasis, cough, liver inflammation, stomach-ache, colic and measles. The leaves are used for making a tea.

Erythrina production and use: 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 Agroforestry Systems 33 3: Seeds can be stored for long periods if they are kept in a cool and dry place and kept free from insects, e.

To obtain optimal growth, seeds are inoculated with appropriate Rhizobium bacteria immediately before sowing. As a general-purpose fodder it is less suitable, as the palatability of the leaves to sheep is rather poor. They are deciduous and flower when leafless. Uses and economic benefits for people.


Pages 98 – Flowers in spectacular terminal racemes, scarlet-red. Tree Erythrina abyssinica x – 54k – jpg travel. It does not split when nailed, but the nail-holding capacity is poor.

NOTES It is protected by farmers and left standing when land is cleared for agriculture, indicating that it is erthrina valued. Its fruits are eaten in Ethiopia.

Erythrina abyssinica – Wikipedia

Erythrina abyssinica Scientific classification Kingdom: Journal of Ethnopharmacology Erythrina abyssinica does not tolerate frost. The typically rounded crown is usually leafless at the time of flowering. The tree is easily cultivated and tolerates pollarding and coppicing. A fully illustrated field guide. Seeds are red with a black spot, and abyssinicx contained in woody black pods.

Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. Insects associated with this species: The flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees at the end of the dry season, strengthening bee colonies in this difficult period. Erythrina abyssinica Erythrina Abyssinica x – 23k – jpg www. The germination rate of seeds is generally low: Erythrina sacleuxii Hua is a eryhrina to medium-sized tree up to 25 m tall, known from Kenya and Tanzania.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 a test in Ethiopia it was concluded that leafy twigs can effectively serve as a cheap source of protein supplement for low-quality diets during the dry season for resource-poor farmers with stall-fed sheep and goats.

It is also recommended for live hedges. Flowers bisexual, papilionaceous; pedicel 2—6 mm long; calyx cylindrical to spindle-shaped, split at one side, tube 0.

Erythrina abyssinica

Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Pages – A maceration of the flower is drunk as an abortifacient, and applied externally to treat earache. There are 21 citations in Afrirefs related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. Display spot characters for this species. Erythrina comprises approximately species:

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