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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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The seeds float in water and at times have been dispersed by ocean currents[ ]. A very good work, giving lots of information about each plant. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Where rainfall is irregular and sometimes below 1, mm per year, this species has been noted to persist in prolonged drought without losing its leaves, recirculating eeythrina, phosphorus and potassium from prunings.

Ufsca is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. It cannot grow in the shade. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so ertyhrina not appear immediately. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

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Dick Culbert Creative Commons Attribution 2. An infusion of the bark is used in the treatment of liver ailments and to induce sleep[ ]. It is known by many common names, including purple coraltreegallitobois immortellebucayoand the more ambiguous “bucare” and “coral bean”.


The seeds are buoyantallowing them disperse across oceans. Translated by Flattely F. Soaking them in hot water, or abrading their seedcoat, erythrjna reduce this time considerably. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

You will receive a range of benefits including: When used as a shade or nurse tree, it is propagated by large cuttings, about 2 metres long and 6 – 10 cm in diameter[ ]. This taxon has not yet been assessed. Flowers opening Photograph by: The trees are erytyrina pollarded once every 1 – 2 years, leaving a few branches per tree to regulate light influx eerythrina the crop[ ]. QR Code What’s this? The fksca is a pioneer species, germinating in open land and creating the right habitat for forest trees to grow.

It attracts hummingbirdswhich pollinate its flowers. The tree is planted as a hedge[ ]. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the erythrinx. The presence of ant-repellent compounds in the nectar has been reported[ ].

This QR Code is unique to this page. 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 ].

Erythrina fusca

Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. It can be grown at elevations up to 2, metres. Erythrina fusca is a deciduous Tree growing to 15 m 49ft by 12 m 39ft at a medium rate.


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The stem bark and root bark are mixed with the stem bark of Parkia pendula to make a cataplasm that is applied to erthrina head to treat violent and persistent headaches[ ]. Please view the copyright link for more information.

Erythrina fusca

It is hardy to zone UK The feasibility of using ertthrina in reforestation projects in the tropics as a nurse tree for other tree species is an alternative that can be explored[ ]. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Thai-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. Views Read Edit View history. Different plant parts can be used medicinally for beriberi, liver problems, fuscs, headaches, malaria, flu, and cough.

All plant pages have their own unique code. Rooting success is excellent provided soil moisture is close to field capacity[ ].

Seeds of most species produce strong seedlings from healthy seeds in almost any well-drained soil, with a minimum of trouble from damping-off disease[ ]. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.