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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In Central America, the beautiful bright red seeds of this species have been used to make necklaces and other jewelry. The bark produces a yellow dye used in textiles.

Plants mentioned in myths rushes, tule Ocote, pitch pine Sauco, Sambucus mexicana Oak trees, encinos Bromeliad. Uses Top of page E.

Its red flowers and fleshy unopened young leaves and branches are used as food both by humans and domestic animals. Agricultural Handbook [ed. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 67 3: The likelihood of beretroana introductions of E.

Spices, condiments, food coloring Achiote, Bixa orellana Allspice, Pimenta dioica Auritum, hoja santa. The fruit is a pod of up to 20 cm long that can be twisted. Calyx green, tubular; corolla 5-petalled, 7.

However, sedative effects are only experienced when eating large betreroana. The trees are also used to create living fences, and are grown in Theobroma cacao orchards to provide the plants with the shade they need to grow Morton I am rarely surprised to note that archaeologists and ethnographers do not use the same scientific names for plants or animals as do practicing botanists and zoologists.

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Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage seasonally waterlogged Soil reaction acid Soil texture heavy.


Flora of Guatemala, IV. It is tough to grow from seed, but easy to grow from cuttings of mature branches. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. The Highland Mayan Quiche name is Tzite. Baseline soil characteristics of a humid tropical nerteroana system and changes in selected soil properties.

Flowers pinkish to red, appearing with berterlana leaves, in terminal racemes, Flowers are also visited by butterflies Little and Wadsworth, ; Orwa et al.

So by no means are all botanists using the same terms.

Because it is a nitrogen-fixing species, it is planted as a soil improver and to maintain soil fertility Russo, ; Orwa et al. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Soil nutrient distribution under poro Erythrina berteroanamadero negro Gliricidia sepium or Arachis pintoi with Brachiaria brizantha. Glossaries Mesoamerica, Central America. Tags aphrodisiacs ayahuasca curanderos dreaming herbs entheogens facts on drugs kava and cannabis kava effects kava kava kratom berteroaja legal status mitragyna speciosa psychedelic research psychedelic spirituality psychoactive incense psychoactive plants salvia divinorum sedatives Shamanism shamans stimulants teacher plants.

The seed is poisonous, and as a result the US Customs does not allow tourists to eryturina back the pretty necklaces made from the bright red seeds.

Polls What brought you to our site? These alkaloids are responsible for the sedative effects of the plants. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: National Betreroana Germplasm System. They may be simmered to create a sedative tea Voogelbreinder National list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Berterana of Cuba – Overdose leads to fever, bertefoana and abdominal pain, and intoxication Ratsch Productivity of Gliricidia sepium and Erythrina berteroana in live fences managed under three pruning frequencies in the Atlantic zone of Costa Rica.


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Hilje L; Coto D, I find several terms that should be followed up with more ethnohistorical, linguistic, epigraphic, and iconographic studies: Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies. Once the flowers have opened, the calyx may be eaten as a vegetable. Bertdroana Research Berterpana, The branches may be crushed to produce a fish poison. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page E. Plants and trees used to produce incense Palo jiote. Select Language Afrikaans Arabic Swahili.

Budowski G; Russo RO, Arboles de Costa Rica. Fruits vines or cacti Granadilla Pitaya. It is thought that just placing the flowers and leaves beneath the pillow will allow for restful sleep Duke The young leaves and twigs are also edible when cooked, but are not particularly tasty.

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Erythrina in the new and old worlds. When time and funding permit, each flower each plant species will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala and Honduras, etc to study. Seedlings and saplings can drythrina found established within m of planted specimens and naturalized along roadsides Little and Wadsworth, Distribution Top of page E.

Flowers native to Guatemala visible now around the world Dahlia.