Erythrina abyssinica (Leguminoceae). It is a medium sizes tree that get up to 5m. It is a well-branched tree with a rounded form and a spreading crown that is deciduous. The flowers are spectacular, in strong, sturdy racemes on the ends of branchlets, orange-red, up to 5 cm long. Sowing : Seeds should be treated with a process which is called abrading, which involves the use of sandpaper or rough emery to remove part of the seed coat. Nicking is a modification of abrading and is done by simply removing a small section of the seed coat with a sharp knife. The end on the opposite side of the eye (the black spot on the seed) is removed to provide an opening for water to enter. Locality : Ex hort. Date of harvest : January 2015.