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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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The branches may be crushed to produce a fish poison. Most common introduced plants not native Banana Solanum sisymbriifolium, the litchi tomato, Bibliography Citrus fruits Onion.

Tags aphrodisiacs ayahuasca curanderos dreaming herbs entheogens facts on drugs kava and cannabis kava effects kava kava kratom kratom legal status mitragyna speciosa psychedelic research psychedelic spirituality psychoactive berteoana psychoactive plants salvia divinorum sedatives Shamanism shamans stimulants teacher plants. Erythrina berteroana grows in Guatemala, El Salvador, and southern Mexico. These alkaloids are responsible for the sedative effects of the plants.

The bark produces a yellow dye used in textiles. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Flowers pinkish to red, appearing with the leaves, in terminal racemes, Budowski G; Russo RO, Camero Rey A; Ibrahim M, A single tree of E.

Erythrina in the new and old worlds. Since their book was published by the Botanical Institute of Texas, I would assume that they had access to modern nomenclaturesince their book was published in Janzen D; Liesner R, Seed 5 mm long, oblongoid, bright orange red, with a conspicuous black hilum Orwa et al. Pito Erythrina berteroana and chipilin Crotalaria longirostrataFabaceaetwo soporific vegetables of Central America.

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Erythrina berteroana

Two insects associated with Erythrina spp. Advances in agroforestry research. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Live fenceposts chapter 5. Tropical Grasslands, 31 6: Erythrina in the New and Old Worlds.

Toxic plants Bibliography, Chichicaste grandis. Consequently, this species is commonly found naturalized and colonizing new areas mostly in sites near cultivation, in disturbed areas, and along streams and erytbrina. Crown development and biomass production of pollarded Erythrina berteroana, E.

Erythrina berteroana (coralbean)

The fruit is a pod of up to 20 cm long that can be twisted. I am rarely surprised to note that archaeologists and ethnographers do not use the same scientific names for plants or animals as do practicing botanists and zoologists. Spanish Priests who came to the Americas reported that local women often consumed the seeds for their aphrodisiac effects — specifically, deep sleep with intensely erotic dreams.

The seed is poisonous, and as a result the US Customs does not allow tourists to bring back the pretty necklaces made from the bright red seeds.

Erythrina berteroana – Useful Tropical Plants

More information about berteroanw web browsers can be found at http: Indigenous names for Erythrina berteroana. Its red flowers and fleshy unopened young leaves and branches are used as food bertetoana by humans and domestic animals.


Agricultural Handbook [ed. It is not considered a highly invasive species, mostly because it has an ineffective dispersal mechanism for its seeds they just fall from the tree. The economics of improved pasture and silvipastoral technologies in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica.

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Economic Botany, 48 2: National Plant Germplasm System. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Agroforestry Nerteroana, 24 2: Oviedo Prieto et al.

Or, there may be several species, one in each different environmental zone. Ethnopharmacology and its Applications. Soil nutrient distribution under poro Erythrina berteroanamadero negro Gliricidia sepium or Arachis pintoi with Brachiaria berteroaha.

The likelihood of further introductions of E. International Legume Database and Information Service. Seeds are chewed and swallowed for sedative and aphrodisiac effects. Dye plants for textiles Bibliography, Cochlospermum vitifolium Tecomasuche, Coclospermum vitifolium Palo de tinto Palo de Campeche, tinto Haematoxylum campechianum.

The flowers are red and elongated likeness to a whistle. Gran Atlas, 12 y