Erythrina humeana Spreng.

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Erythrina humeana

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Condué, Cheringoma, Sofala, Mozambique

Erythrina humeana

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Condué, Cheringoma, Sofala, Mozambique

Erythrina humeana

Photo: Theo van der Merwe
Farm Bokplaas, Inhassoro, on the Temane gasfield

Erythrina humeana

Photo: Theo van der Merwe
Farm Bokplaas, Inhassoro, on the Temane gasfield

Erythrina humeana

Photo: Theo van der Merwe
Farm Bokplaas, Inhassoro, on the Temane gasfield

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Synonyms: Erythrina hastifolia G. Bertol.
Erythrina humei E. Mey.
Common names: Dwarf coral-tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex shrub or very small tree up to 4 m. Stems, branches leaf-veins and petioles armed with recurved prickles. Leaves 3-foliolate with leaflets strongly 3-lobed-triangular with a long apical point, up to 12 × 13 cm, shiny dark green, hairless. Flowers in terminal racemes on long stalks, scarlet-red. Fruit a woody pod, strongly constricted between the seeds, purple-black, up to 15 cm long. Seeds red with a black hilum.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: humeana: named after Sir Abraham Hume (1749 - 1838), cultivator of exotic plants.
Habitat: Occurring in open woodland and scrub.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 18 April 2014
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 87. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 304. (Includes a picture).

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 7 - 9. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Erythrina humeana
African Plant Database: Erythrina humeana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Erythrina humeana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Erythrina humeana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Erythrina humeana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Erythrina humeana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Erythrina humeana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Erythrina humeana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Erythrina humeana
JSTOR Plant Science: Erythrina humeana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Erythrina humeana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Erythrina humeana
Plants of the World Online: Erythrina humeana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Erythrina humeana
Tropicos: Erythrina humeana
Wikipedia: Erythrina humeana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Erythrina humeana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=177600, retrieved 12 November 2019

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