Erythrina baumii Harms

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Erythrina baumii

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Erythrina baumii

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Erythrina baumii

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Erythrina baumii

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Kalabo District, Liuwa Plains N.P.

Erythrina baumii

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Kalabo District, Liuwa Plains N.P.

Erythrina baumii

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Kaoma District, Luampa.

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Synonyms: Erythrina mendesii Torre
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Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex with annual aerial stems arising from a woody rootstock. Stems slender, up to 70 cm tall armed with scattered recurved prickles. Leaflets densely golden-velvety when young, less dense when mature, sometimes aculeate on midvein above; terminal leaflet 6–10 × 3.5–8 cm, subrhombic to rhombic to broadly ovate or elliptic to lanceolate; lateral leaflets 6.5–9 × 4–6 cm, ovate-lanceolate to ovate or subrhombic; petiole and rhachis sometimes aculeate; petiole 6–16 cm long; rhachis 1.5–4 cm long; stipels 1–2 mm long, petiolules 3–5 mm long; stipules 5–6 mm long, ovate-lanceolate. Inflorescence erect, flowers appearing before or with young leaves; peduncle 10–20 cm long; rhachis 5–9 cm long, both densely grey tomentose; bracts linear, caducous; pedicels 2–4 mm long, densely grey tomentose; bracteoles 4–5 mm long, linear. Calyx spathaceous, 1.2–2 cm long, split ventrally almost to the base, densely white tomentose; lobes obscure, up to 3 mm long, incurved. Corolla red, glabrous; standard 3–4.8 × 1–2 cm, narrowly elliptic, elliptic or oblong-elliptic; wings 7–14 × 4–6 mm; keel petals 4–9 × 4–7 mm. Vexillary stamen free almost to the base, others united along half their length. Ovary 1.5–1.8 cm long, narrowly cylindrical, densely grey tomentose. Pod black, 5–9 × 1.4–1.6 cm, falcate, moniliform, c. 4-seeded. Seeds (fide Krukoff & Barneby) ochre, 8 × 6 mm, with a narrow black line near the hilum.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia,Botswana, Namibia, Angola, and Dem. Rep. Congo
Botswana distribution: N
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Literature:

Hennessy, E. (1972). South African Erythrinas: 28, t. 10.

Mackinder, B. (1993). Erythrina baumii Harms Kirkia 14 Page 116.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 66.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 212.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Erythrina baumii.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=195320, retrieved 24 October 2017

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