Erythrina /ˌɛrɪˈθraɪnə/ is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. It contains state trees of Mérida and Trujillo in Venezuela are bucaré ceibo (E. poeppigiana) and purple coral tree (bucaré anauco, E. fusca), respectively. The genus Erythrina is in the subfamily Faboideae of the family Fabaceae. The name of the genus is derived from the Greek word for red, and. Basionym. Micropteryx poeppigiana Walp., Linnaea Heterotypic. Erythrina amasisa Spruce, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3:

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Though as none of the trees is identified as an Erythrina here, the concept might not be as directly related to the Asian religions as some presume. Economic evaluation of agroforestry systems of cacao Theobroma cacao with laurel Cordia alliodora and poro Erythrina poeppigiana in Costa Rica.

Erythrina poeppigiana

Agroforestry Systems, 25 2: Alley cropping and mulching with Erythrina poeppigiana Walp. Not generally used as a component of a direct-grazed pasture.

Lower plant densities and more frequent cutting reduced yields. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Although the wood is light, with low calorific value, it is sometimes used as a firewood[ ]. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Production of nitrogen-rich litter is abundant, and the nitrogen supply in litter fall exceeds several times the export of nitrogen in the cacao harvest[ ].

Pruning trees once a year will impede flowering.

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Preliminary results from initial evaluation of tree species with potential for use erytgrina agrosilvicultural systems. Agroforestry Systems, 33 2: It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 – 28?


In Southeast Asiathe black drongo Dicrurus macrocercus which usually does not eat nectar in quantity has been observed feeding on E. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The plant is pollinated by many non-specialized perching or sparrow-like birds. Erythrina poeppigiana and Gliricidia sepium as protein poppigiana for milk production from cows feeding on Hyparrhenia rufa hay.

Use of leguminous trees to put N into Pacific farming systems: Nitrogen Fixing Tree Research Reports, Corallodendron Kuntze Duchassaingia Walp.

Erythrina poeppigiana (coral tree)

Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide ;oeppigiana the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus. Now containing plants. Pruning trees periodically will prevent complete leaf fall, and pruning trees once a year is enough to impede flowering[ ]. Pollinated by perching passerine birds. However, inoculation is recommended when introducing the poeppiguana to new areas[ ].

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Not generally fertilised when planted as a forage. 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. Russo RO; Budowski G, Occurs in the riverine and upland forests of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins, and in the moist Pacific forests of Ecuador and Colombia.


It contains about specieswhich are distributed in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Lorikeets such as the collared lory Phigys solitarius and the possibly extinct New Caledonian lorikeet Charmosyna diadema are known poeppiyiana consume or have consumed large amounts of Erythrina nectar.

Last update on Contribution of Erythrina protein banks and rejected bananas for improving cattle production eryfhrina the humid poeppigianx. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Tolerant of temporary waterlogging and can be used to drain very wet soils. None reported in the literature. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1, – 4,mm, but tolerates – 4,mm[ ]. Up to 25 m occasionally 35 m in height and 1 m occasionally 2 m in diameter.

An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl. Pollarded trees of Erythrina in a coffee erythrima in Costa Rica. World Wide Web page at http: Tolerates low soil fertility including acid-infertile soils to pH 4.

Adapted to humid and subhumid pkeppigiana with mean annual rainfall frommm, occasionally to 4, mm. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[ ]. The following names are used for several Erythrina spp. Stakes from lower and middle sections of 1 – 2 year-old branches give best results[ ].

Erythrina poeppigiana – Wikispecies

Shrubs and tree fodders for farm animals. Click on images to enlarge.

Many birds visit the nectar -rich Erythrina flowers.