• Red Coral Tree Mapumalanga RSA

    Image ID
    FOT630030
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    8.6 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    6080 x 4560 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    515 x 386 mm
    20.3 x 15.2 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Red Coral Tree Mapumalanga RSA exotic flower kaffirboom plant South Africa flora escarpment lowveld hot climate shrub Flame tree Erythrina lysistenon medicine treatment earache toothache septic sores rheumatism medical witch doctor remedies culture tradition
    Description
    The common Coral tree is a medium sized deciduous tree occurring in the bushveld and coastal areas. Red flowers form just before the leaves appear and fruiting is from September to February. The flowers attract Sunbirds and insects which then attract insect eating birds. Woodpeckers and Barbets like to nest in these trees. The leaves are compound with three heart-shaped leaflets. The bark is used for treating rheumatism and arthritis. Crushed leaves are used to reduce inflammation on septic sores. Burnt bark powder is used to reduce inflammation on open sores. Toothache is treated with an infusion made from boiled or soaked bark. To relieve earache an infusion of the leaves can be used as ear drops.Kudu, Nyala, Elephant, Klipspringer, and black rhino, browse the leaves. Vervet monkeys and baboons eat the flowers.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    rob weaver
    Date Taken
    2009-10-29
    Uploaded on
    2009-10-29
    Collection
    ** NEW..Photo Art ,VARIETY OF Stock pictures Exotic Flowers - Fruit and Vegetables -objects - not classified
    Category
    Plants
    Sub Category
    Wildflowers
    Dominant colour
    #70A0C0