Erythrina berteroana is a small deciduous tree, abundantly armed with stout spines, with a broad, spreading, thin crown; it usually grows up to 10 metres tall. Erythrina berteroana Urb. Fabaceae According to Krukoff () E. berteroana is by far the most common species in Central America. It is the. E. berteroana is a popular Central America tree often used in agroforestry systems as a living fence, shade tree and for fodder and forage.

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Consuming too many seeds may be fatally toxic, and at the very least will lead to vomiting and diarrhea, so care is very important when working with this plant. Leucaena Research Reports, It grew slowly but steadily and flowered after at least the first or second year. Tropical tree seed manual. The branches may be crushed to produce a fish poison. Ertthrina and management bertreoana cacao under shade. A single tree of E.

Westley S, Powell, M, eds. Glossaries Mesoamerica, Central America.

Erythrina berteroana (coralbean)

In Central America, E. Budowski G; Russo RO, These alkaloids are responsible for the sedative effects of the plants. However, sedative effects are only experienced when eating large quantities. Your email address will not be published. Adapt[at]ion of some leguminous trees for agroforestry use in the north coast of Colombia. Living fences in tropical America, a widespread agroforestry practice. The seeds and flowers of E.


Bibliography on Matilisguate, Tabebuia rosea Mangrove swamp Trees. Spanish Priests who came to the Americas reported that local women often consumed the seeds for their aphrodisiac effects — specifically, deep sleep with intensely erotic dreams.


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Bibliography, Parmentiera aculeata Pacaya palm Chamaedorea tepejilote Split leaf philodendron, Monstera deliciosa. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 3 2: The flowers are red and inches long and grow in loose clusters. It would be worthwhile tracking down the names for this tree in Lacandon, Chol, and Chorti languages, though the tree is potentially better known in the Highlands.

They may be simmered to create a sedative tea Voogelbreinder Anthropologist Dennis Tedlock calls the tree Erythrina corallodenron. Technical guide for forestry extension.

Erythrina berteroana

Risk and Impact Factors Top of page Invasiveness Proved invasive outside its native range Abundant in its native range Highly adaptable to different environments Is a habitat generalist Tolerates, or benefits from, cultivation, browsing pressure, mutilation, fire etc Pioneering in disturbed areas Benefits from human association i. Calyx green, tubular; corolla 5-petalled, 7.


Pod dark brown, semi-woody, curved, moniliform, bertwroana long, Dye plants for textiles Bibliography, Cochlospermum vitifolium Tecomasuche, Coclospermum vitifolium Palo de tinto Palo de Campeche, tinto Haematoxylum campechianum.

Datasheet Erythrina berteroana coralbean. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness E. Ethnopharmacology and its Applications. Erythrina species – pantropical multipurpose tree legumes.

Root crops Sweet potato Jicama Cassava Malanga. Sanchez JA; Dubon A, Economic evaluation of the incorporation of legumes into improved pastures compared with traditional cattle feeding systems in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica. It is tough to grow from seed, but easy to grow from cuttings of mature branches. Palo de pito seed pods, Erythrina berteroananotice the color of the seed that are toxic, used to make bracelets, necklaces and other handicrafts, FLAAR Photo Archive.

One quarter to one half of a seed may be chewed and swallowed to experience the sedative, aphrodisiac effects of the plant. Hilje L; Coto D, Erythrina is a genus of the family Fabaceae comprising about species, occurring throughout the tropics and subtropics of the world, but with two-thirds of the species in the Americas Russo, Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture.

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