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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Established trees stand regular pruning very well. A very good work, giving lots of information about each plant. Fresh seeds, and those harvested within 3 – 6 months of maturity, can be sown without any special treatment.

Erythrina fusca – Wikipedia

This taxon has not yet been assessed. Archived from the original PDF on January 16, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Erythrina fusca is a deciduous Tree growing to 15 m 49ft by 12 m 39ft at a medium rate.

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It can be grown at elevations up to 2, metres. Different plant frythrina can be used medicinally for beriberi, liver problems, wounds, headaches, malaria, flu, and cough.

Kuntze Duchassaingia glauca Willd. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Thai-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. The stem bark and root bark are mixed with the stem bark gusca Parkia pendula to make a cataplasm that is applied to the head to treat violent and persistent headaches[ ].

In an experiment, it has shown better performance on acid soils of pH 4. The new buds and leaves are eaten as a vegetable. It is therefore a promising species for agroforestry systems in such areas where it would be intercropped with maize and cassava[ ].


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When used as a shade or nurse tree, it is propagated by large cuttings, about 2 metres long and 6 – 10 cm in fuscx ]. Also, it has symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria that forms root nodules and fix atmospheric nitrogen.

It is light in weight, moderately soft, weak, not durable, and scarcely suitable for lumber.

The seeds are buoyantallowing them disperse across oceans. It has been observed that cocoa trees planted near this species produce more pods than those growing farther away from the shade trees[ ].

Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any erythrjna of cultivation etc.

It is used more because it is eryhrina rather than because it is preferred[ ]. It is also used as a support for black pepper vines and vanilla plants[]. It is used for making canoes and for carving[]. Seeds over 6 months old may take between 12 – 18 edythrina to germinate due to their hard seed coat which becomes tougher with age. All plant pages have their own unique code. In particular, bark infusion is used to induce sleep. Bark or root decoctions are used in the treatment of beriberi[ ].

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The heartwood is light yellow to yellowish brown. Last update on Tree with a very tangled crown of branches due to frequent cutting back Photograph by: The tree is managed under a moderate regime of pruning if it is grown as a shade tree for cocoa. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.


You can unsubscribe at anytime. It is tolerant of flooding and salinity thus can be grown under coastal conditions. Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.

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Retrieved from ” https: Readable yet also very detailed. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. It seems to prefer littoral locations with badly drained soils, like swamps and stream banks and upland riverine marshes[ ]. It can fix Nitrogen. We eryhhrina currently updating this section. Erythrina fusca – Lour. The flowers are pollinated by Birds.

Erythrina fusca

A decoction is used to treat feverish maladies such as malaria and flu[ ]. QR Code What’s this? You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Commonly found in South America, Erythrina fusca or Coral Bean is an easy-to-grow flowering deciduous tree with spiny bark and light orange flowers. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.