African Plant Database

Erythrina senegalensis DC.
Information on the genus : Erythrina
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Erythrina latifolia Schumach.
=Erythrina guineensis G. Don
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Usually a tree 3-4,5 m but sometimes to 12-15 m; trunk with corky dark grey bark armed with stout prickles slightly recurved from a woody base; flowering usually when leafless; branches tortuous; flowers large, red, conspicuous.
Ecology : Burned savanna; marigot edges; plateau with fine gravel; degraded regrowths; sandy colluvium; coastal savanna in Ghana; near sea-level to 1200 m alt.
  Commonly planted as a hedge.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:231 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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