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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Small to medium sized tree of wooded grassland, open woodland and rocky hillsides. Field guide to common trees and shrubs of East Africa. It has been noted that ertthrina trees coppice readily. Kirkia 10 1 Page NOTES It is protected by farmers and left standing when land erythriina cleared for agriculture, indicating that it is highly valued. There are book citations related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. There are citation in scholarly articles related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam.

The flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees at the end of the dry season, strengthening bee colonies in this difficult period. Uses and economic benefits for people. Erythrina abyssinica MsebeRedrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin.

Useful trees and shrubs for Ethiopia: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The bark is sometimes used as erythria brown dye for textiles and the sap gives a red colour. Journal of Natural Products 56 9: Seeds are ripe about 2 months after flowering.


Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Erythrina abyssinica

They are deciduous and flower when leafless. Honey bees are also attracted by the flowers. Consecutively, the seeds planted revealed that seedlings and saplings of E. Indigenous multipurpose trees of Tanzania: To obtain optimal growth, seeds are inoculated with appropriate Abyssunica bacteria immediately before sowing.

Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Traditional herbal drugs of Bulamogi, Uganda: Its wood is undoubtedly used for similar purposes.

Experiences from the Loita Ethnobotany Project. It can be planted near dwellings, by fields, swamps, roads, and watercourses. Insects associated with this species: There are 21 citations in Afrirefs related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. Antiplasmodial flavonoids have been isolated from the bark. Articles with erytnrina microformats All stub articles.

They are sun dried for one day before storage. Cuttings are stripped of leaves and planted directly. Trees grow moderately fast, but growth rates vary widely depending on soil conditions.

Erythrina melanacantha is browsed by livestock and is occasionally planted as ornamental. Fruit extracts are taken to treat asthma and meningitis. The bark is also applied against vomiting. A leaf decoction serves as an emetic. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Several compounds exhibiting a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity have been isolated from the root bark.

Tree Erythrina abyssinica x – 54k – jpg travel. Views Read Edit View history. It also serves as fuelwood and for charcoal making. Display spot characters for this species.


Erythrina abyssinica

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. Trees of southern Africa. Powdered root is used for syphilis, anthrax, and snakebites Rulangaranga Seed does not require pretreatment. The seeds are used in traditional medicine to treat throat pain, and in veterinary medicine to treat cough in camels. It is not durable and is prone to fungal and wood-borer attacks; however, it is moderately resistant to termites.

It is the main planted shade tree for coffee in Ethiopia. They should be sown with the hilum facing downward and covered with a thin layer of potting medium. Citation in news articles.

Occurs on a variety of soils from loams to clay loams. In a test in Ethiopia it was concluded that leafy twigs can effectively eryturina 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.

Kirkia 8 2 Page Pages 98 – It has been introduced as an ornamental in Mauritius and various places in tropical Asia and Central America.