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Erythrina caffra

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 984

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Erythrina caffra is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - tree
Flower or inflorescence: CRIMSON, spectacular, before leaves in spring
Fruit: pod, RED seeds (sow in spring)
Foliage: trifol.,lft. 9cm. ovate...bark has short prickles
Height, in meters: 18
Height, in feet: 59.40
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Parts of Erythrina caffra are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Erythrina caffra:
Erythrina viarum, 

Common names for Erythrina caffra:

(tox:alkaloids,toxic proteins,lectins,anti-trypsin,  Cape Kafferboom,  Cape Kaffirboom,  Coral Tree,  Kaffirboom,  Kaffirboom Coral Tree,  Koraalboom,  Lucky Bean Tree,  Lucky Beantree, 


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

11:   Bonsai Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
37:   South African Native and Introduced Plants
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.
146:   Standard Trainable Plants
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
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
389:  Fabaceae
711:  Leguminosae


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Germination guide for Erythrina caffra

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

Soak Erythrina caffra 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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