African Plant Database

Erythrina variegata L.
Protologue : Herb. Amboin. Auctuar. 10 (1754)
Information on the genus : Erythrina
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Erythrina indica Lam. (1786)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-12(-20) m, with much branched crown; branches prickly; flowering when leaves not present; stems pale, with short straight conical black prickles, at first densely stellate tomentose but soon glabrous.
Ecology : Coastal bushland on dry edge of Avicennia mangrove-swamp and other associations just above high-water mark.
  Largely sea-dispered species; seeds have been found on beaches in Riversdale (S. Africa). Wild in East Africa (Greenway).
  Seychelles, Mascarene Islands; China; Fiji, Samoa, Society Islands.
  Also cultivated. Easily propagated from cuttings, stakes and seeds.
Biol./Eco : Tree; Subhumid, Dry; Woodland; 0-499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa, Australasia/Pacific,
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Fgui
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°63820 modified 2007-03-29
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