Erythrina fusca is a deciduous Tree growing to 15 m (49ft) by 12 m (39ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Birds. Erythrina fusca Lour. Syn.: Erythrina glauca Willd. Fabaceae Gallito Perry ( ) cites many more uses for Erythrina indica. The bark is used. Descriptions and articles about the Kaffirboom, scientifically known as Erythrina fusca in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Physical Description; Morpholog.

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Kuntze Corallodendron patens DC.

Now containing plants. Alternatively, file the seeds with a slender triangular file. Kuntze Duchassaingia glauca Willd. Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture. It is used more because it is available rather than because it is preferred[ ]. Fresh seeds, and those harvested within 3 – 6 months of maturity, can be sown without any special treatment.

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Erythrina fusca

Coral Bean, Swamp Immortelle. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a etythrina in the select box. Different plant parts can be used medicinally for beriberi, liver problems, wounds, headaches, malaria, flu, and cough.

You can unsubscribe at anytime. A decoction is used to treat feverish maladies such as malaria and flu[ ]. It can be downloaded from the internet.

This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. The presence eryfhrina ant-repellent compounds in the nectar has been reported[ ]. Often planted as a shade tree in cocoa and coffee plantations in Central America and less frequently in Southeast Asia[]. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.


Erythrina fusca – Wikipedia

The feasibility of using it in reforestation projects in the tropics as a nurse tree for other tree species is an alternative that can be explored[ ]. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

The flowers are pollinated by Birds. Kuntze Corallodendron glaucum Willd.

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This is attributed to increased litter fall in plantations with this species, which adds to the available amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus in the soil[ ]. Its crown is usually rounded and it grows up to 15 m tall. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus. The wood is used for canoe-making and for carving. It is used for making canoes and for carving[].

Rooting success is excellent provided soil moisture is close to field capacity[ ]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is also used as a support for black pepper vines and vanilla plants[].

A very good work, giving lots of information about each plant. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[ ]. In Thailand fresh Erythrina fusca Thai: The bark is used as a poultice on fresh wounds[ ]. The tree is occasionally used in live fences although much less commonly than E.

Kuntze Corallodendron patens D. Coastal freshwater swamps[ ]. Bark or root decoctions are used in the treatment of beriberi[ ]. Last update on For the Filipino coconut dessert, see Bukayo. Common Name Coral Bean, Swamp Immortelle Family Fabaceae USDA hardiness Known Hazards Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, the seed, bark and stems of plants in this genus usually contain alkaloids that are toxic in all but small amounts[ K ].


Other common names include purple coraltree, gallito, bois immortelle, and bucayo among others. A decoction is used to soothe coughs[ ]. The heartwood is light yellow to yellowish brown.

Erythrina fusca Coral Bean, Swamp Immortelle PFAF Plant Database

It seems to prefer littoral locations with badly drained soils, like swamps and stream banks and upland riverine marshes[ ]. Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.

It is therefore a promising species for agroforestry systems in such areas where it would be intercropped with maize and cassava[ ]. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

An infusion of fusfa bark is used in the treatment of liver ailments and to induce sleep[ ]. It has been observed that cocoa trees planted near this species produce more pods than those growing farther away from the shade trees[ ]. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

Commonly found in South America, Erythrina fusca or Coral Bean is an easy-to-grow flowering deciduous tree with spiny bark and light orange flowers.