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Erythrina caffra

Accepted name

Erythrina caffra Thunb.1, 2, 3


Tribe: Phaseoleae;  Genus: Erythrina


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Miscellaneous3; Environmental1

Geographical records

Africa:   Kenya(I)1, Mozambique(N)4, South Africa(N)1

Asia3:   India(I)3, India-ISO(I)3

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Tongaland-Pondoland regional transition zone; forest2

Literature citations

Description5, 6, 7, 8;  Illustration2, 5, 7, 9


2004-11 (S Asia) Kumar S & Sane P;     Coordinator: 2004-2005 Novoselova MS


1:Gillett, J.B. et al. (1971) Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop.E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
2:Krukoff, B.A. & Barneby, R.C. (1974) Lloydia 37 (3): 332-459 Conspectus... of the genus Erythrina
3:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
4:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
5:Hennessy, E.F. (1972) South African Erythrinas. Durban, Wildl. Prot. & Cons. Serv. S.A.
6:Codd, L.E. (1956) Bothalia 6: 507-11. Notes on certain S.A. Erythrina spp.
7:Hennessy, E.F. (1976) Flowering Plants of Africa 43: 1709. Erythrina caffra.
8:Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. New York: Macmillan
9:Ellison, D.P. (1995) Cultivated plants of the World-trees, shrubs, climbers. Brisban

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