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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Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Bark or root decoctions are eryturina in the treatment of beriberi[ ]. The tree is occasionally used in live fences although much less commonly than E. 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 ].

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It is light in weight, moderately soft, weak, not durable, and scarcely suitable for lumber. We are currently updating this section. The easy-to-grow and attractive flowering tree is cultivated as an ornamental shade and hedge plant. All plant pages have their own unique code.

Erythrina fusca – Useful Tropical Plants

It is hardy to zone UK This page was last edited on 10 Julyat Rooting success is excellent provided soil moisture is close to field capacity[ ]. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1, – 3,mm, but tolerates 1, – 3,mm[ ]. Acacu, Acuarana, Bucayo, Changkering, Eritrina-da-baixa, Kane, Pizamo tree, Rase, Sanandu, Suina, Swamp immortelle, Tawng lang nam, Thong long, eryhhrina, bucago, bucare, coral-bean, eritrina, gallito de pantano, palo santo, purple coraltree, swamp immortelle.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Erythrina fusca. The flowers are pollinated by Birds. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Seeds of most species produce strong seedlings from healthy seeds in almost any well-drained soil, with a minimum of trouble from damping-off disease[ ]. Established trees stand regular pruning very well.


Now containing plants. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. The tree is a pioneer species, germinating in open land and creating the right habitat for forest trees to grow.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.

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Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan. Please view the copyright link for more information. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 16 – 24?

It attracts hummingbirdswhich pollinate its flowers. In particular, bark infusion is used to induce sleep. 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. Kuntze Corallodendron patens D.

They start sprouting rapidly and develop strong shoots[ ]. Tree with a very tangled crown of branches due to frequent cutting back Photograph by: Like many other species in the genus ErythrinaE. Frequently hybridizes with other Erythrina species[ ]. Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture.

A groove can be made through the sides of the seed coat with care so as to avoid damaging the cotyledons or embryo, which usually results in the death of the seeds from fungal attack or in malformed and weakened seedlings[ ].

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. The new buds and leaves are eaten as a vegetable. It is tolerant of flooding and salinity thus can be grown under coastal conditions.

The tree is planted as a hedge[ ]. It seems to prefer littoral locations with badly drained soils, like swamps and stream banks and upland riverine marshes[ ]. The stem bark and root bark are mixed with the stem bark of Parkia pendula to make a cataplasm that is applied to the head to treat violent and persistent headaches[ ]. Retrieved from ” https: They may be added to water which has reythrina fallen below boiling point and left in the ertyhrina as it cools for a minimum of one hour, but up to 12 hours for seed 3 years or more old, wrythrina then sown in the usual way.


It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. 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 gusca list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant. Prefers a pH in the range 4.

It can be grown at elevations up to 2, metres. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. The most common alkaloid is erythralinewhich is named for the genus. Where rainfall is irregular and sometimes below 1, mm per year, this species has been noted to persist in prolonged drought without losing its leaves, recirculating nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium from prunings.

A decoction is used to treat feverish maladies such as malaria and flu[ ].

Erythrina fusca

Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. An infusion of the bark is used in the treatment of liver ailments and to induce sleep[ ].

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