African Plant Database

Erythrina caffra Thunb.
Protologue : Prodr. Pl. Cap. 2: 121 (1800) 
Information on the genus : Erythrina
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Erythrina constantiana Micheli
=Erythrina fissa C. Presl
=Erythrina insignis Tod.
=Erythrina viarum Tod.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (3,5-)7-18 m; branches with prickles.
Ecology : Coastal forest; wooded stream banks; to 200 m alt.
  S. Africa.
  Further collecting of flowering specimens is needed to clarify the distribution in Mozambique where the species is now only known from Inhaca Island.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 2: t.59 (1922).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 43: t.1709 (1974).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
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