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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Erythrina caffra Blanco Erythrina glauca Willd. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Established trees stand regular pruning very well. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses erythrinx the plants of the region. They start sprouting rapidly and develop strong shoots[ ].

Erythrina fusca

Erythfina pioneer species, most commonly found on the outer margins of swamps on sites that are not permanently flooded[ ]. The young leaves and flowers can be eaten as vegetable. The trees are partially pollarded once every 1 – 2 years, leaving a few branches per tree to regulate light influx to the crop[ ].


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[ ]. Erythrinaa have to be approved before they are shown here.

Kuntze Corallodendron glaucum Willd. It is a common shade tree in cacao plantations.

The flowers are pollinated by Birds. Established plants are very drought tolerant[ ].

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It is used more because it is available rather than because it is preferred[ ]. Erhthrina grows eryhrina in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 16 – 24? Frequently hybridizes with other Erythrina species[ ].

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. The new buds and leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Kuntze Corallodendron patens DC. Flowers opening Photograph by: QR Code What’s this?

It is therefore a promising species for agroforestry systems in such areas where it would be intercropped with maize and cassava[ ]. It can fix Nitrogen.

The easy-to-grow and attractive flowering tree is cultivated as an ornamental shade and hedge plant. Readable yet also very detailed.

Erythrina fusca – Useful Tropical Plants

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. It is hardy to zone UK In Thailand fresh Erythrina fusca Thai: Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture. Young leaves – raw in salads or cooked and used as a vegetable[, ]. The tree is managed under a moderate regime of pruning if it is grown as a shade tree for cocoa.


Seeds of most species produce strong seedlings from healthy seeds in almost any well-drained soil, with a minimum of trouble from damping-off disease[ ]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.

Coastal freshwater swamps[ ]. A decoction is used to treat feverish maladies such as malaria and flu[ ]. Kuntze Corallodendron patens D.

Publisher Fuusca Publications, California. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The bark is used as a poultice on fresh wounds[ ]. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.