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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It can fix Nitrogen. The seeds float in water and at times have been dispersed by ocean currents[ ]. It is noted for attracting wildlife. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. A very good work, giving lots erytyrina information about each plant. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 16 – 24? Tree with a very tangled crown of branches due to frequent cutting back Photograph by: For the Filipino coconut dessert, see Bukayo.

The feasibility of erythrinq it in reforestation projects in the tropics as a nurse tree for other tree species is an alternative that can be explored[ ]. 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 erythrkna death of the seeds from fungal attack or in malformed and weakened seedlings[ ].

Different plant parts can be used medicinally for beriberi, liver problems, wounds, headaches, malaria, flu, and cough.


Also, it has symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria that forms root nodules and fix atmospheric nitrogen. The new buds and leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Alternatively, file the seeds with a slender triangular file.

Often planted erytbrina a shade tree in cocoa and coffee plantations in Central America and less frequently in Southeast Asia[]. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.

Kuntze Duchassaingia glauca Willd. We are currently updating this section.

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Tropical Tree Seed Manual. A 6 month pollarding cycle is used for trees supporting black pepper vines[ ]. Kuntze Corallodendron patens Erythrinq. 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[ ]. In particular, fusva infusion is used to induce sleep. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[ ].

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Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Archived from the original PDF on January 16, Publisher Kampong Publications, Etythrina. Erythrina fusca – Lour. This page was last edited on 10 Julyat QR Code What’s this? Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

The heartwood is light yellow to yellowish brown.

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Right plant wrong place. The wood is used for canoe-making and for carving. They start sprouting rapidly and develop strong shoots[ ]. 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[ ].


It is a common shade tree in cacao eeythrina. Other common names include purple coraltree, gallito, bois immortelle, and bucayo among others.

It has been observed that cocoa trees planted near this species produce more pods than those growing farther erythrima from the shade trees[ ]. Farmers occasionally use the dry branches as fuel wood, despite claims that the branches do not burn well and produce a lot of ash. The presence of ant-repellent compounds in the nectar has been reported[ ].

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. 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. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

It also includes a section of useful Legumes. It seems to prefer littoral locations with badly drained soils, like swamps and stream banks and upland riverine marshes[ ]. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Erythrina fusca.

The seeds are buoyantallowing them disperse across erythrinz.