Erythrophysa alata, Fagara alata, Fagara

Erythrophysa alata, Fagara alata

Family: Sapindaceae
Origin: South Africa, Namibia
Plant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterUnusual color

This member of the Sapindaceae family was described by Hutchinson in 1932. It is found in the Cape province of South Africa and Namibia, growing in well-drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. It can grow up to 15 ft, the flowers are green and red, very attractive 3-lobed inflated red seed capsule, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.

Erythrophysa alata looks very similar to Erythrophysa transvaalensis but with wider leaflets than Erythrophysa transvaalensis.

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