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Photo by Martin Weigand, Inaturalist.org.


The flowers by Eve Hughes, Zambiaflora.com.


The ripe fruits by John E. Burrows, Boldsystems.org.


The leaves by Martin Weigand, Inaturalist.org.

Author: 

Hermann A. Theodor Harms, 1903

Family: 

FABACEAE

Origin: 

Angola, Botswana, Congo, Namibia, Zambia, Zare, Zimbabwe

Soil: 

Sandy

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium - Maximum

Thickness: 

 Centimetres

Height: 

70 Centimetres

Flower: 

Scarlet Red

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Erythrina mendesii, Torre 1965.

This member of the Fabaceae family was given this name by Hermann August Theodor Harms in 1903. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Congo, Namibia, Zambia, Zare and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow large, the annual branches to 75 centimetres in height. The flowers are scarlet red.

The genera name from Greek; eryhros; 'red' for the mostly red flowers.  The species is named after Hugo Baum, 18671950, a German botanist who worked in Africa, Rostock and Mexico.


And the seeds close-up by John E. Burrows, Boldsystems.org.