African Plant Database

Erythrina sigmoidea Hua
Protologue : Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 3: 327 (1897)
Information on the genus : Erythrina
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Erythrina dybowskii Hua (1898)
=Erythrina eriotricha Harms (1913)
=Erythrina sudanica Baker f. (1929)
=Erythrina lanata Taub. ex Gilg
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 3-6 m, or 10-20 m; stem armed with stout recurved prickles; bark brownish yellow or cream, thick and corky; branches grey-green, velvety pubescent.
Ecology : Open forest on temporarily flooded sand; forest patch in sandy-clayey soil on hardpan; savanna; gravelly soils along streams; to 1080-1780 m alt.
  Very variable.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:231 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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