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Photo from Thirant Tanguy, France.

A big tree in the wild by Peter B. Phillipson,

Author:  Bernard Verdcourt, 1962
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  5 Metres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Miss-spelling: Erythrophyopsis 
Synonyms:  Erythrophysa aesculina, Henri Ernest Baillon, 1927

This member of the Sapindaceae family was given this name by Bernard Verdcourt in 1962. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The multi-branched stem can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, while the entire bush reach five metres. The abundance clusters of flowers are yellow.

The genera name from Greek; eryhros; 'red' and -physis is 'blatter'. The genera name from the Greek aeschyn; 'ugly' or 'causing shame'.

The flowers by Fidy Ratovoson,