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

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It can be grown at elevations up to 2, metres. Coastal freshwater swamps[ ]. Right plant wrong place. Views Read Edit View history.

In Thailand fresh Erythrina fusca Thai: An infusion of the bark is used in the treatment of liver ailments and to induce sleep[ ]. A groove can be made through the sides of the seed coat with care so as to avoid damaging the cotyledons or embryo, which usually results in the death of the seeds from fungal attack or in malformed and weakened seedlings[ ].

They start sprouting rapidly and develop strong shoots[ ]. Flowers opening Photograph by: Coral Bean, Swamp Immortelle. It can be downloaded from the internet. They may be added to water which has fsuca fallen below boiling point and left in the water as it cools for a minimum of one hour, but up to 12 hours for seed 3 years or more old, and then sown in the usual way.


The tree is a pioneer species, germinating in open land and creating the right habitat for forest trees to grow. The seeds float in water and at times have been tusca by eyrthrina currents[ ]. It attracts hummingbirdswhich pollinate its flowers. Kuntze Corallodendron glaucum Willd. QR Code What’s this? It eruthrina used for making canoes and for carving[]. The flowers are pollinated by Birds. Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.

In particular, bark infusion is used to induce sleep. The most common alkaloid is erythralinewhich is named for the genus. Publisher Kampong Publications, California.

The tree is planted as a hedge[ ].

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Erythrina fusca – Useful Tropical Plants

Established trees stand regular pruning very well. Soaking them in hot water, or abrading their seedcoat, can reduce this time considerably. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.

Seeds over 6 months old may take between 12 – 18 months to germinate due to their hard seed coat which becomes erythrkna with age. We are currently updating this section. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Food and Agriculture Organization. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Kuntze Corallodendron patens DC. A decoction is used to treat feverish maladies such as malaria and flu[ ]. The seed erythrin the anaesthetic alkaloid erythroidine[ ].

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. It is fuusca by many common names, including purple coraltreegallitobois immortellebucayoand the more ambiguous “bucare” and “coral bean”. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track eythrina to our website pages. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. A very good work, giving lots of information about each plant.