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Erythrina abyssinica (Red-hot-poker coral-tree)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae > Genus: Erythrina

Erythrina abyssinica (Red-hot-poker coral-tree)
Erythrina abyssinica (Red-hot-poker coral-tree)

Erythrina abyssinica, along the main road near airport turn-off, Chimoio, Mozambique. [photos Stefaan Dondeyne , Flora of Mozambique]

Erythrina abyssinica (Red-hot-poker coral-tree)

Erythrina abyssinica, Cleveland Dam, Harare, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]


Herbivores in southern Africa

Falcatula falcata

Lepidoptera: Sphingidae (hawkmoths)

Caterpillars recorded eating the leaves of Erythrina abyssinica.


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