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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Leaves are taken to treat peptic ulcers; they are also used for treatment of diarrhoea. Erythrina abyssinica leafy branch.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Erythrina abyssinica flowering branches. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Truncheons are commonly used to make living fences. Direct sowing in the field is also possible.

The issue was settled in when the pods and seeds from E. Erythrina production and use: It is also recommended for live hedges.

Towards community management of the forest of the Lost Child. The traditional medical practitioner in Zimbabwe: Several compounds exhibiting a broad abyssibica antimicrobial activity have been isolated from the root bark.

It is not durable and is prone to fungal and wood-borer attacks; however, it is moderately resistant to termites. Cuttings are stripped of leaves and planted directly at the beginning of the rainy season.


Erythrina abyssinica Erythrina abyssinica, Fabaceae It is included in several germplasm collections, e. A root decoction is used to treat gonorrhoea and leprosy.

Forage potential of Erythrina abyssinica: Fairly fire and termite resistant RSCU The wood is lightweight abyssinicaa soft. The grain is usually straight, texture coarse.

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The seeds are used in traditional medicine to treat throat pain, and in veterinary medicine to treat cough in camels. The wood serves egythrina firewood; it smoulders readily without flaming and keeps smouldering for long periods.

The bark is sometimes used as erythriha brown dye for textiles erythria the sap gives a red colour. Journal of Natural Products 56 9: Insects associated with this species: Useful trees and shrubs for Ethiopia: It can be planted near dwellings, by fields, swamps, roads, and watercourses.

A fully illustrated field guide. 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 Volume 3, part 5. Seeds can be stored for long periods if they are kept in a cool and dry place and kept free from insects, e.

Trees grow moderately fast, but growth rates vary widely depending on soil conditions. Erythrina abyssinica tree habit.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Erythrina abyssinica

Stem bark extracts showed in-vitro antifungal and antibacterial activities, with flavonoids as the active erytthrina. Erythrina melanacantha is browsed by livestock and is occasionally planted as ornamental. Mjafari, mlungu, mbamba ngoma, mwamba ngoma Sw.


It was reported that beehives, drums, abywsinica, toys, necklaces, and domestic items such as spoons are made from the wood. Technical Handbook No 5. Erythrina abyssinica Aluka – Erythrina abyssinica Lam.

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The seeds are locally popular for making curios and necklaces. It can be found erjthrina loamy to clayey soils, and prefers deep well-drained soils on plateaus and slopes, with a pH of 3.

Seeds are red with a black spot, and are contained in woody black pods. Erythrina burttii Baker f. Derivation of specific name: Recommended for planting in higher areas as single shade trees, in rows, or to mark boundaries in cultivated areas. Erythrina abyssinica infructescences showing seeds. The number of synonyms increased when a new genus was described from South Africa Chirocalyx Meisn.

The flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees at the end of the dry season, strengthening bee colonies in this difficult period. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Seedlings can be transplanted when 20—30 cm tall.

Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands? In Ethiopia the roots have been used as famine food and they are a source of potable water.