Erythrina /ˌɛrɪˈθraɪnə/ is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. It contains state trees of Mérida and Trujillo in Venezuela are bucaré ceibo (E. poeppigiana) and purple coral tree (bucaré anauco, E. fusca), respectively. The genus Erythrina is in the subfamily Faboideae of the family Fabaceae. The name of the genus is derived from the Greek word for red, and. Basionym. Micropteryx poeppigiana Walp., Linnaea Heterotypic. Erythrina amasisa Spruce, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3:

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Conspectus of species of the genus Erythrina.

Prefers a pH in the range 5 – 7, tolerating 4 – 7. In a related study no improvements in the productivity of cattle supplemented with E. A plant of lowland, humid tropical areas to moderate elevations in the subhumid zone, where it can be cultivated at erytyrina up to 2, metres[ ].

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.

Pruning trees periodically will prevent complete leaf fall, and poepoigiana trees once a year is enough to impede flowering[ ]. Click on images to enlarge.

Seedlings establish rapidly but weeds should be controlled during the first year of growth to ensure rapid establishment. Other Uses The whitish to yellowish heartwood is not clearly demarcated erhthrina the sapwood. None reported in the literature.


Poeppigiana nodulates abundantly with nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Bradyrhizobium. Tolerant of moderate soil alkalinity to pH 7. Recent trials as erytthrina tree in Colombia where it was grown from stakes and harvested after 18 months and then every 90 days.

The larvae subsequently feed on the roots of associated crops including maize, although the damage is reported to be minor. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Production and turnover of N fixing nodules in relation to foliage development in periodically pruned Erythrina poeppigiana Leguminosae trees. Evergreen in humid tropical environments, but becoming fully or partially deciduous in seasonally dry environments.

Erythrina poeppigiana

Cuttings should be long over 1. Flora of the Darwin Region: It contains about specieswhich are distributed in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Proceedings of an International Conference, Balikpapan, Indonesia. Widely naturalised in Costa Rica and Trinidad. Tolerates low soil fertility including acid-infertile soils to pH 4.

Production and quality of king grass Pennisetum purpureum X P. Flowers – eaten in soups and salads[ ]. Longterm studies of soil fertility in cacao-shade trees-agroforestry systems: Rainfall Regime Top of page Summer Uniform.

Mineral nutrient disorders of root crops in the Pacific: Soils of tropical forest ecosystems. The tree is commonly planted in plantations such as coffee, pepper and cacao, often in combination with Cordia alliodora[ ].


Erythrina poeppigiana

Chemical composition of some tropical foliage species and their intake and digestibility by goats. Erythrina leaves are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the swift moth Poeppitiana damor and the woolly bears Hypercompe eridanus and Hypercompe icasia. Legume forages Forage plants. Classification of Erythrina provenances by rumen degradation characteristics of dry matter and nitrogen.

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If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Economic net benefit was the highest using the E. Not all species of Erythrina have bright red flowers; the Wiliwili E. Cultivated and naturalized trees are now found at elevations up to 1, m, with a few locations up to 2, m.

Forest Ecology and Management45 Fodder is used as a ruminant feed. Don’t need the entire report? Alley cropping and mulching with Erythrina poeppigiana Walp. National list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Republic of Cuba – Revista Forestal Centroamericana, 5 Cuttings are planted at a depth of 30 cm[ ].

Characteristics, ecology and management. Use of leguminous trees to put N into Pacific farming systems: