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Author: John Hutchinson, 1932
Origin:  South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  6 Meters
Flower:  Green / Red - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Fagara alata, Ecklon & Zeyher, 1835.
Zanthoxylum alatum, Steudel, 1841.
Erythrophysa undulata,
E. Meyer & Arnott, 1843.

This member of the Sapindaceae family was given this name by John Hutchinson in 1932. It is found in the Cape province of South Africa and in Namibia, growing in well-drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. It can grow up to six meters with a stem fifteen centimetres in diameter. The flowers are green and red to pink, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.

The genera name from Greek; eryhros; 'red' and physa; 'Physalis'. The species name means 'winged'.

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