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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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, 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 berteroans other than seeds for divination by shamens. Economic Botany, 48 2: Leucaena Research Reports, The fruit is a pod of up to 20 cm long that can be twisted.

Erythrina berteroana – Wikipedia

Risk of Introduction Top of page The likelihood of further introductions of E. Plants and trees used to produce incense Palo jiote. Experiences with fence line bfrteroana trees in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Leaves and twigs are often used as fodder and forage for cattle, goats, and rabbits. Palo de pito seed pods, Erythrina berteroananotice the color of the seed that are toxic, used to make bracelets, necklaces and other handicrafts, FLAAR Photo Archive.


It is believed that the flowers under the pillow berteroans induce sleep.

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The flowers are red and elongated likeness to a whistle.

Any problem with this site please report it to webmaster flaar. The seeds are used to make bracelets, necklaces and other handicrafts, which they say attract “good luck”. The economics of improved pasture and silvipastoral technologies in the Atlantic Berterozna of Costa Rica. Berterooana aphrodisiacs ayahuasca curanderos dreaming herbs entheogens facts on drugs kava and cannabis kava effects kava kava kratom kratom legal status mitragyna speciosa psychedelic research psychedelic spirituality psychoactive incense psychoactive plants salvia divinorum sedatives Shamanism shamans stimulants teacher plants.

Erythrina berteroana – Pito Coral Tree

It would be worthwhile tracking down the names for this tree in Lacandon, Chol, and Chorti languages, though the tree is potentially better known in the Highlands. Production and use, a field manual. Pod dark brown, semi-woody, curved, moniliform, cm long, Your email address will not be published. Mayan ethnobotany of palo de pito flowers, wood, and beans: Consequently, this species is commonly found naturalized and colonizing new areas mostly in sites near cultivation, in disturbed areas, and along streams and fences.

The seeds are bright red.

However, sedative effects are only experienced berteroaba eating large quantities. Adapt[at]ion of some leguminous trees for agroforestry use in the north coast of Colombia.

The use of Erythrina species in the Americas. Select Language Afrikaans Arabic Swahili. The seeds and flowers of E. Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture. Budowski G; Gholz HL, Flowers pinkish to red, appearing with the leaves, in terminal racemes, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory.



Rainfall Regime Top of page Bimodal. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Anthropologist Dennis Tedlock calls the tree Erythrina corallodenron.

Distribution Top of page E.

Gran Atlas, 12 y Because it is a nitrogen-fixing species, it is planted as a soil improver and to maintain soil fertility Russo, ; Orwa et al. Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page E. It grows at elevations from sea level to m in dry and moist habitats, and in wet and montane forests Barrance et al. Its red flowers and fleshy unopened young leaves and branches are used as food both by humans and domestic animals. Bibliography, Parmentiera aculeata Pacaya palm Chamaedorea tepejilote Split leaf philodendron, Monstera deliciosa.

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 In Central America, E. Dye plants for textiles Bibliography, Cochlospermum vitifolium Tecomasuche, Coclospermum vitifolium Palo de tinto Palo de Campeche, tinto Haematoxylum campechianum.

The myth of the Popol Vuh mentions these colorful red seeds of the Tzite tree very clearly.