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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Seeds fall from the tree and are occasionally consumed by birds and small animals Little and Wadsworth, Glossaries Mesoamerica, Central America.

Leaves and twigs are often used as fodder and forage for cattle, goats, berteroaa rabbits.

Once the flowers have opened, the calyx may be eaten as a vegetable. Flowers native to Guatemala visible now around the world Dahlia. The flowers or young leaves and shoots may be steeped in hot water to make a sedative tea for sleep induction.

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The sedative effects generally come on within thirty minutes of taking the tea Morton Productivity of an Erythrina berteroana live fence in Turrialba, Costa Rica. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Live fenceposts chapter 5. Young flowers and young leaves are consumed by humans as a vegetable Voogelbreinder, Protein banks of Erythrina berteroana and Gliricidia sepium. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.


The effects of E. Its red flowers and fleshy unopened young leaves and branches are used as food both by humans and domestic animals. A tea prepared from the flowers is used in Guatemala to treat hormonal and menstrual imbalances in women, and to alleviate hemorrhages, dysentery, and anxiety.

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Seed 5 mm long, oblongoid, bright orange red, with a conspicuous black hilum Orwa et al. Erytbrina fences in tropical America, a widespread agroforestry practice. This species is one of the most popular tree species grown in agroforestry systems. National Plant Germplasm System. Spanish Priests who came to the Americas reported that local women often consumed the erytheina for their aphrodisiac effects — specifically, deep sleep with intensely erotic dreams.

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The seeds and flowers of E. The branches may be crushed to produce a fish poison. Park Street Press, The seeds are bright red. Camero Rey A; Ibrahim M, Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Erythrin Highland Mayan Quiche name is Tzite. It is tough to grow from seed, but easy to grow from cuttings of mature branches. Advances in agroforestry research.

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Root crops Sweet potato Jicama Cassava Malanga. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness E. It came from a branch that was given to us. Don’t need the entire report?

Physiology and Phenology E. So by no means are all botanists using the same terms. International Legume Database and Information Service. Plants mentioned in myths rushes, tule Ocote, pitch pine Sauco, Sambucus mexicana Oak trees, encinos Bromeliad.

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Your email address will not be published. Productivity of Gliricidia sepium and Erythrina berteroana in live fences managed under three pruning frequencies in the Atlantic zone of Costa Rica.

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