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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Title Seed pods Caption Ripe and unripe pods and seed. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser.

It is only used for low value items such as crates, pencils, toothpicks and as a raw material for hardboard[, ]. Pastos y Forrajes, 16 1: For alley cropping, the tree should be planted in dense hedgerows 1 – 2 metres between treeswith wide alleys 6 – 8 metres between tree rows.

Recent trials as fodder tree in Colombia where it was grown from stakes and harvested after 18 months and then every 90 days.

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It is thick-textured, straight-grained, light in weight, soft, with poor mechanical properties and of low durability. Grows at low to mid-elevations to 1, m asl in the native range, but has naturalised to 2, m asl in exotic locations. The nitrogen supplied through pruning residues left on the ground fulfils recommended nitrogen application rates[ ]. The seeds may be stored for several years in tightly closed containers in a cool, dry place about 5?


Resources for the Future. Used as a shade and mulch crop over coffee. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status.

Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture. Erythrina pisamo Posado-Arango Micropteryx poeppigiana Walp.

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Prefers a pH in the range 5 – 7, tolerating 4 – 7. Erythrina poeppigiana – Walp.

Due to the slow recovery of carbohydrate reserves, pruning the tree more often than twice a year risks the debilitation and turnover of trees within a few years[ ]. Erythrina producion and use: America – Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, north to Panama.

Camero Erythrnia LA, Tolerant of temporary waterlogging and can be used to drain very wet soils. The larvae subsequently feed on the roots of associated crops including maize, although the damage is reported to be minor. Tree growing in native habitat Photograph by: Animals will damage stem cuttings and must be excluded until an extensive root system has developed. The seeds are poisonous[ ]. Toral O; Hernandez J, errythrina Occurs in the riverine and upland forests of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins, and in the moist Pacific forests of Ecuador porppigiana Colombia.

Occasionally used as a low-quality fuelwood. Seed pods are cm long. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Daovy Kongmanila; Ledin, I.

Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. In Costa Rica, crossbred dairy cattle consuming a basal poeppiyiana of low quality grass hayrice bran and molasses supplemented with E.


Fact sheet – Erythrina poeppigiana

Use of tree forages for the control of rumen protozoa. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. The coastal coral tree E. Longterm studies of soil fertility in cacao-shade trees-agroforestry systems: It cannot grow in the shade. Cook in a high-density plantation.

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Rapid propagation of fast growing woody species. Planted as a hedgerow in maize Zea mays and bean Phaseolus vulgaris alley farming. Nitrogen Fixing Tree Research Reports, Habitats Humid and subhumid tropical lowlands, such as the riverine and upland forests of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins[ ].

Has been grown experimentally in hedgerows with sward -forming tropical grasses eg. Not generally used as a component of a direct-grazed pasture. Realities, Possibilities, and Potentials. Taxonomy, Distribution and Ecological Differentiation. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Erythrina amasisa Spruce Erythrina darienensis Standl.

It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1, pofppigiana 4,mm, but tolerates – 4,mm[ ].

However, the growth of the branches can resemble the shape of sea coral rather than the color of Corallium rubrum specifically, and this is an alternative source for the name. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.