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. The liquid from crushed bark of green stems is used to cure conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis trachomawhereas bark sap is also drunk as an anthelmintic. Occurs on a variety of soils from loams to clay loams. Erythrina abyssinica 1, tree habit; 2, part of leafy twig; etythrina, inflorescence; 4, fruit and seeds.

In traditional medicine the powdered bark of Erythrina latissima is applied to wounds. Flavonoids and isoflavonoids with aybssinica activities from the root bark of Erythrina abyssinica.

There are citation in scholarly articles related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. The flowers and leaves belonged to E. There are 1 Wikipedia citations related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany.

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 erythrinq for resource-poor farmers with stall-fed sheep and goats.


This Faboideae -related article is a stub. Tree Erythrina abyssinica is a Fairly fire and termite resistant RSCU The tree is recommended for soil conservation programmes, for erosion control, and for use as green manure. Kirkia 10 1 Page The bark is sometimes used as a brown dye for textiles and the sap gives a red colour. Journal of Natural Products 56 9: It is greyish white, sometimes with shades of red.

Direct sowing, seedlings and transplants have equal success. Seeds should be collected from ripe pods still on the tree; they are widely available. A fully illustrated field guide.

Natural Resources Board, Harare. Stem bark extracts also showed antiplasmodial activity, including activity against chloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparumand flavonoids have been isolated as active ingredients. The germination rate of seeds is generally low: Seeds are red with a black spot, and are contained in woody black pods. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

Erythrina abyssinica

Kirkia 8 2 Page Erythrina comprises approximately species: Fruit a woody pod, strongly constricted between the seeds. Journal of Ethnopharmacology To obtain optimal growth, seeds are inoculated with appropriate Rhizobium bacteria immediately before sowing.

In Sudan it is found up to m altitude, in Tanzania up to m. Several compounds exhibiting a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity have been isolated from the root bark. Agroforestry Systems 21 3: Field guide to trees of southern Africa.


Evaluation of selected Sudanese medicinal plants drythrina their in vitro activity against hemoflagellates, selected bacteria, HIV-1 RT and tyrosine kinase inhibitory, and for cytotoxicity.

Useful plants of Nyasaland. Cuttings are stripped of leaves and planted directly.

Seeds ellipsoid, 6—12 mm long, bright red with area around the hilum black. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; stipules lanceolate, caducous; petiole 6—20 cm long, often prickly, rachis 3—8 cm long, petiolules 0. Honey bees are also attracted by the flowers. Flowers in spectacular terminal racemes, scarlet-red. The wood is lightweight and soft.

Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.

Trees can be managed by pollarding and coppicing. Erythrina abyssinica Erythrina abyssinica 4 x – 60k flickr. The grain is usually straight, texture coarse. Seeds can be stored for long periods if they are kept in a cool and dry place and kept free from insects, e. There are 4 news abysssinica citations related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam.

Agroforestry Systems 33 3: Pounded flowers serve to treat dysentery. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana.