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Erythrina humeana

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A flower.

Author:  Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel, 1826
Origin:  Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  1,5-3,5 Meters
Flower:  Scarlet
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Dwarf Coral Tree, Dwarf Kafferboom, Dwarf Ethrina, Kleinkoraalboom, Natal Coral Tree
Synonyms:  Erythrina erythrostachia Morr. 1849.
Erythrina hastifolia
Bertol. f. 1850. 
Erythrina humei
E. Mey. 1836.
Erythrina princeps
, A. Dietr. 1834.
Erythrina raja
Meisn. 1843
Corallodendron humei, Kuntze.
Corallodendron princeps, Kuntze.
Erythrina caffra, Ker Gawl.

This member of the Fabaceae family was described by Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel in 1926. It is found in southern Africa, growing in a well-drained soil with little water and lots of sun. It will rise form 1,5 to 3,5 meters with a base of 20 centimetres, and a lot of scarlet flowers. It can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name from Greek; eryhros; 'red' for the mostly red flowers. The species name after Sir Abraham Hume, student of the botanist J.E. Smith.

The inflorescence.