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Taxon: Erythrina caffra Thunb.

 
Genus: Erythrina
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Nomen number: 15735
Place of publication: Prodr. pl. cap. 121. 1800
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 7 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Cape Kaffirboom  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • coraltree  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • Kaffirboom  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • lucky beantree  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (also the official tree of Los Angeles, U.S.A.); ornamental (also the official tree of Los Angeles, U.S.A.)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Cape Province (e.), KwaZulu-Natal]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  3. Hennessy, E. F. 1991. Erythrineae (Fabaceae) in Southern Africa (Bothalia) 21:9.
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  5. Krukoff, B. A. & R. C. Barneby 1974. Conspectus of species of the genus Erythrina (Lloydia) 37:405.
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  7. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  8. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  9. van Wyck, B. E. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Southern Africa data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  10. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Erythrina caffra Thunb. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15735. Accessed 16 November 2018.