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Erythrina abyssinica is a tree species of the genus Erythrina belonging to the plant family of the Fabaceae (or Leguminosae).
Categories: Medicinal Plant

Abyssinian coral tree
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Habit in leaf and in flower
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E. velutina
Binomial name
Erythrina abyssinica
Synonyms

Erythrina tomentosa R.Br.
Chirocalyx abyssinicus (Lam. ex DC.) Hochst.
Chirocalyx tomentosus Hochst.

Erythrina abyssinica is a tree species of the genus Erythrina belonging to the plant family of the Fabaceae (or Leguminosae) described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1825. This leguminous tree species is native to East Africa , Eastern DRC and southern Africa. In Zimbabwe its range overlaps with the similar Erythrina latissima.

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