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 recommended for live hedges. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. Medicinal plants of East Africa. It is widespread in Tanzania in various habitats including open woodlands, forest clearings, grasslands, and lowland woodlands to m except in very dry or high altitude areas RSCU There are citation in scholarly articles related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. The tree is recommended for soil conservation programmes, for erosion control, and for use as green manure.

In traditional medicine the powdered bark of Erythrina latissima is applied to wounds. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Derivation of specific name: It is greyish white, sometimes with shades of red.


Agroforestry Systems 21 3: Stem bark extracts showed in-vitro antifungal and antibacterial activities, with flavonoids as the active principles.

Erythrina abyssinica infructescences abyzsinica seeds.

The leaves are used for making a tea. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. 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. The germination rate of seeds is generally low: Erythrina abyssinica is a veritable multipurpose tree.

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. The flowers and leaves belonged to E. Occurs on a variety of soils from loams to clay loams. Seeds contain a curare-like poison. The seeds are used in traditional medicine to treat throat pain, and in veterinary medicine to treat cough in camels.

Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page The bark is also applied against vomiting. 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. Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3 5. Trees of southern Africa. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Flowers in spectacular terminal racemes, scarlet-red. Anti-plasmodial flavonoids from the stem bark of Erythrina abyssinica.


Pages – The effectiveness is supported by pharmacological research, which showed the presence of antimicrobial flavonoids.

The flowers are mainly pollinated by birds, often sunbirds. Field guide to the moist forest trees of Tanzania.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Erythrina abyssinica

Truncheons are commonly used to make living fences. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Trees grow moderately fast, but growth rates vary widely depending on soil conditions. They are sun dried for one day before storage. Erythrina abyssinica abtssinica branch.

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Useful plants of Nyasaland. Erythrina in Zambia Black Lechwe 18 1 Pages 19 – Seedlings develop a deep root system before stem growth starts. Seeds are ripe about 2 months after flowering. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; stipules lanceolate, caducous; petiole 6—20 cm long, often prickly, rachis 3—8 cm zbyssinica, petiolules 0.