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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Camero Rey A; Ibrahim M, The myth of the Popol Vuh mentions these colorful red seeds of the Tzite tree very clearly. Your email address will not be published. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The seed is poisonous, and as a result the US Customs does not wrythrina tourists to bring back the pretty necklaces made from the bright red seeds. Dye plants for textiles Bibliography, Cochlospermum vitifolium Tecomasuche, Coclospermum vitifolium Palo de tinto Palo de Campeche, tinto Haematoxylum campechianum.

Erythrina berteroana (coralbean)

Its used as food by the howler monkeys, squirrels and other mammals and birds that feed on flowers and small fruits. Palo de pito seed pods, Erythrina berteroananotice erhthrina color of the seed that are toxic, used to make bracelets, necklaces and other handicrafts, FLAAR Photo Archive.

Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies. The tree is easy to grow as it readily sprouts from any branch that you cut off bertegoana stick in the erjthrina. Like most Erythrina species, this probably roots readily from large fence-post sized cuttings. 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 incense psychoactive plants salvia divinorum sedatives Shamanism shamans stimulants teacher plants.


Use of Erythrina berteroana and Gliricidia sepium as live supports for yams Dioscorea alata cv. Erythrina berteroana grows in Guatemala, El Salvador, and southern Mexico. The seeds are also used for religious purposes by the Mayan people. A tea prepared from the flowers is used in Bertefoana to treat hormonal and menstrual imbalances in erythrinz, and to alleviate hemorrhages, dysentery, and anxiety.

Erythrina is a genus of the family Fabaceae comprising about species, occurring throughout the tropics and subtropics of the world, but with two-thirds of the species in the Americas Russo, The seeds also have a long history of being used by the Maya for purposes of divination, though the exact method used is not presently known. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness E. Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page E.

Consequently, this species is commonly found naturalized and colonizing new areas mostly in sites near cultivation, in disturbed areas, and along streams and beryeroana.

Erythrina berteroana

Seedlings and saplings can be found established within m of planted specimens and naturalized along roadsides Little and Wadsworth, Pod dark brown, semi-woody, curved, moniliform, cm long, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. The bark produces a yellow dye used in textiles. Plants and trees used to produce incense Palo jiote.

They may be simmered to create a bertrroana tea Voogelbreinder History of Introduction and Spread Top of page E.

Leucaena Research Reports, It came from a branch that was given to us. 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.


Erythrina berteroana – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

The effects of E. Economic evaluation of the incorporation of legumes into improved pastures compared with traditional cattle feeding systems in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica.

Or, there may be several species, one in each different environmental zone. Due to its extensive uses, new introductions of this species could take place in frythrina near future, primarily in tropical regions. When time and funding permit, each flower each plant species will have its own page, and its own PDF, bertteroana eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala and Honduras, etc to study.

Risk of Introduction Top of page The likelihood of further introductions of E. Baseline soil characteristics of a humid tropical silvopastoral system and changes in selected soil properties. Erythrina in the new and old worlds.

The branches may be crushed to produce a fish poison. The seeds are used to make bracelets, necklaces and other handicrafts, which they say attract “good luck”. Flowers native bertefoana Guatemala visible now around the world Dahlia. Living fences in tropical America, a widespread agroforestry practice. It grew slowly but steadily and flowered after at least the first or second year.

Anthropologist Dennis Tedlock calls the tree Erythrina corallodenron.