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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Erythrina berteroana – Pito Coral Tree

They may be simmered to create a sedative tea Voogelbreinder Experiences with fence line fodder trees in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Budowski G; Russo RO, Don’t need the entire report? Reportedly seeds also sprout without special preparation of the seed. Bibliography, Macroclinium bicolor Bibliography, Sobralia xantholeuca Bibliography on Terrestrial orchids from Guatemala Bibliography on Terrestrial shade orchids from Guatemala.

This species is one of the most popular tree species grown in agroforestry systems.

Erythrina berteroana – Pito Coral Tree –

The children use the flowers as whistles. Westley S, Powell, M, eds. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness E.

Crown development and biomass production of pollarded Bertreoana berteroana, E. Basketry Colorants A to Z Index. Technical guide for forestry extension. National Plant Germplasm System.


The flowers bertsroana young leaves and shoots may be steeped in hot water to make a sedative tea for sleep induction. On-farm research in a silvopastoral project: Baseline soil characteristics of a humid tropical silvopastoral system and changes in selected soil properties. The tree is easy to grow as it readily sprouts from any branch that you cut off and stick in the ground.

The myth of the Popol Vuh mentions these colorful red seeds of the Tzite tree very clearly. Once bertteroana flowers have opened, the calyx may be eaten as a vegetable.

Erythrina berteroana

A tea prepared from the flowers is used in Guatemala to treat hormonal and menstrual imbalances in women, and to alleviate hemorrhages, dysentery, and anxiety. The economics of improved pasture and silvipastoral technologies in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica. Physiology and Phenology E.

Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading. National erythriha of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Republic of Cuba – Toxic plants Bibliography, Chichicaste grandis. This same botanical name is provided by the Guatemalan botanist and author Luis Villar.

Your email address will not be published. In Central America, the beautiful bright red seeds of this species have been used to make necklaces and other jewelry.


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Erythrina berteroana (coralbean)

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Villar mentions that the wood of this tree was used for carving masks in Joyabaj Palo de pito Erythrina berteroana close seed pods. Young flowers and young leaves are consumed by humans as a vegetable Voogelbreinder, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Due to its extensive uses, new introductions of this species could take place in the near future, primarily in tropical regions.

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