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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Flowers opening Photograph by: Erythrina fusca is a deciduous Tree growing to 15 m 49ft by 12 m 39ft at a medium rate. Soaking them in hot water, or abrading their seedcoat, can reduce this time considerably. Common Name Coral Bean, Swamp Immortelle Family Fabaceae USDA hardiness Known Hazards Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, the seed, bark and stems of plants in this genus usually contain alkaloids that are toxic in all but small amounts[ K ].

Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. The new buds and leaves are eaten as a vegetable.

Erythrina fusca

Our new book to be released soon is Fsca Shrubs. For more information about QR Codes click here. It attracts hummingbirdswhich pollinate its flowers. Erythrina fusca is a species of flowering tree in the legume family, Fabaceae. Established plants are very drought tolerant[ ].

Established trees stand regular pruning very well. For the Filipino coconut dessert, see Bukayo. Dick Culbert Creative Commons Attribution 2. It can be downloaded from the Internet.


Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. The heartwood is light yellow to yellowish brown. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[ ]. It is used for making canoes and for carving[].

Kuntze Corallodendron patens DC. Publisher University of the West Indies; Jamaica.

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A very good work, giving lots of information about each plant. This page was last edited on 10 Julyat Publisher Kampong Publications, California.

eeythrina The presence of ant-repellent compounds in the nectar has been reported[ ]. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The seeds are buoyantallowing them disperse across oceans. The flowers are pollinated by Birds. A pioneer species, most commonly found on the outer margins of swamps on sites that are not permanently flooded[ ].

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Erythrina fusca – Useful Tropical Plants

An infusion of the bark is used in the treatment of liver ailments and to induce sleep[ ]. It is not suitable for lumber as it is light in weight, moderately soft, and not durable. It seems to prefer littoral locations with badly drained soils, like swamps and stream banks and upland riverine marshes[ ]. The tree is occasionally used in live fences although much less commonly than E.

Please view the copyright link for more information. It cannot grow in the shade. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Its crown is usually rounded and it grows up to 15 m tall. Kuntze Corallodendron glaucum Willd. Acacu, Acuarana, Bucayo, Changkering, Eritrina-da-baixa, Kane, Pizamo tree, Rase, Sanandu, Suina, Swamp immortelle, Tawng lang nam, Thong long, ahuijote, bucago, bucare, coral-bean, eritrina, gallito de pantano, palo santo, purple coraltree, swamp immortelle.


All plant pages have their own unique code. QR Code What’s this? The stem bark and root bark are mixed with the stem bark of Parkia pendula to make a cataplasm that is applied to the head to treat violent and persistent headaches[ ]. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Other common names include purple coraltree, gallito, bois immortelle, and bucayo among others. For a list of references used erytjrina this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.

Habitats A pioneer species, most commonly found on the outer margins of swamps on sites that are dusca permanently flooded[ ]. Plants For A Future have a number of books available erythrrina paperback and digital form. The flowers are antitussive[ ]. Coral Bean, Swamp Immortelle.

Erythrina fusca

Right plant wrong place. Kuntze Duchassaingia glauca Willd. The easy-to-grow and attractive flowering tree is cultivated as an ornamental shade and hedge plant. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Thai-language text Commons category link is on Erythrija.