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Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 22917

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Erythrina abyssinica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence: SCARLET to BRICK-RED, in racemes, beaut., winter-spring (alt. 1600-1700
Fruit: legume (treat - hot water) (bark light BROWN, corky, leaves prickly)
Foliage: ellipt. lfts. to 14cm. long..tree with round spreading crown..sow in spring
Height, in meters: 14
Height, in feet: 46.20
Erythrina abyssinica seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Parts of Erythrina abyssinica are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Erythrina abyssinica:
Erythrina tomentosa, 

Common names for Erythrina abyssinica:

Coral Tree,  Mjafari,  Red Hot Poker Tree, 

Erythrina abyssinica is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
35:   Zimbabwean Native and Introduced Plants
38:   Indian Native and Introduced Plants
113:   East African Native Plant Seed List
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
389:  Fabaceae
711:  Leguminosae

Happier and Healthier Plants, Naturally

plant-fungus communities, for improved nutrition, and disease and drought resistance.

Germination guide for Erythrina abyssinica

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Erythrina abyssinica seeds will usually germinate in 10-15 days.
Sow Erythrina abyssinica seeds about 13mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Soak Erythrina abyssinica seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.

(Soak for 24 hours).

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