Erythrina schliebenii Harms (year?)

Lake Latumba erythrina



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 2001-2008

Rediscovered in 2011

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Rediscovered twice:





Biology & Ecology










Clarke, G. Philip, Burgess, N. D., Mbago, F. M., Mligo, C., Mackinder, B. and Gereau, R. E. (2011). Two ‘Extinct’ Trees Rediscovered Near Kilwa, Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History 100(1-2): 133-140.

Gillett, J.B., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. 1971. Leguminosae Part 4; Papilionoideae (1) & (2). In: E. Milne-Redhead and R.M. Polhill (eds), Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations, London.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority. 2012. Erythrina schliebenii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T32916A2827908. Downloaded on 07 May 2017.

Oldfield, Sara, Lusty, Charlotte and MacKinven, Amy (compilers). (1998). The World List of Threatened Trees. Cambridge, U.K.: World Conservation Press. 650 pp.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

W.C.M.C. (1996). Threatened plant database of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. W.C.M.C., Cambridge, U.K.


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