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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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.

Erythrina berteroana – Pito Coral Tree –

Pod dark brown, semi-woody, curved, moniliform, cm long, More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Villar mentions that the wood of this tree was used for carving masks in Joyabaj Risk of Introduction Top of page The likelihood of further introductions of E.

Technical guide for forestry extension. School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading. Live fenceposts chapter 5.

Protein banks of Erythrina berteroana and Gliricidia sepium. Productivity of an Erythrina berteroana live fence in Turrialba, Costa Rica.

Flowers erythrinna to Guatemala visible now around the world Dahlia. Camero Rey A; Ibrahim M, Overdose leads to fever, chest and abdominal pain, and intoxication Ratsch Soil nutrient distribution under poro Erythrina berteroanamadero negro Gliricidia sepium or Arachis pintoi with Brachiaria brizantha.

Bibliography, Macroclinium bicolor Bibliography, Sobralia xantholeuca Bibliography on Terrestrial orchids from Guatemala Bibliography on Terrestrial shade orchids from Guatemala. A berteroaba alkaloid, erythratine-N-oxide, has been isolated from this particular species Soto-Hernandez and Jackson, Plants and trees used to produce incense Palo jiote.


poro-erythrina-berteroana – Ark Herb Farm English

Economic evaluation of the incorporation of legumes into improved pastures compared with traditional cattle feeding systems in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica. These alkaloids are responsible for the sedative effects of the plants. Flavoring, herbs, and spices Bibliography on Capsicum sp.

Gran Atlas, 12 y Advances in agroforestry ergthrina. Maya uses of the seeds, leaves, and flowers besides in divination We provide a separate PowerPoint presentation, with lots more photos, and additional information on the Palo de Pito being used for purposes other than seeds for divination by shamens.

Establishment and management of cacao under shade. Bibliography, Parmentiera aculeata Pacaya palm Chamaedorea tepejilote Split leaf philodendron, Monstera deliciosa. 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.

Cacao, cocoa, chocolate Glossary on Cocoa Theobroma angustifolium Theobroma bicolor. 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 The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. History of Introduction and Spread Top of page E.

Budowski G; Russo RO, Pito Erythrina berteroana and chipilin Crotalaria longirostrataFabaceaetwo soporific vegetables of Central America. Use of Erythrina berteroana and Gliricidia sepium as live supports for yams Dioscorea alata cv. The seeds are also used for religious purposes by the Mayan people. Because it is a nitrogen-fixing species, it is planted as a soil improver and to maintain soil fertility Russo, ; Orwa et al.

There are no betteroana available for this datasheet If you can supply pictures for this datasheet please contact: Your email address will not be published. Glossaries Mesoamerica, Central America. Divinition in Mayan rituals is a good topic for thesis or dissertation because so much is involved: Due to its extensive uses, new introductions of this species could take place in the near future, primarily in tropical regions.


Erythrina berteroana – Pito Coral Tree

Polls What brought you to our site? Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page Erythrina is a genus of the family Fabaceae comprising about species, occurring throughout the tropics and subtropics of the world, but with two-thirds of the species in the Americas Russo, Spices, condiments, food coloring Achiote, Bixa orellana Allspice, Pimenta dioica Auritum, hoja santa.

It is believed that the flowers under the pillow will induce sleep. Leaves and twigs are often used as fodder betreroana forage for cattle, goats, and rabbits.


Sanchez JA; Dubon A, Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Consequently, this species is commonly found naturalized and colonizing new areas mostly in sites near cultivation, in disturbed areas, and along streams and fences. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Rainfall Regime Top of page Bimodal. Don’t need the entire report?

It grew slowly but steadily and flowered after at least the first or second year.

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