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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History of Introduction and Spread Top of page E. Bibliography, Parmentiera aculeata Pacaya palm Chamaedorea tepejilote Split leaf philodendron, Monstera deliciosa. Risk of Introduction Top of page The likelihood of further introductions of E. Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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 berterana.

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Janzen D; Liesner R, It is also very popular for establishing living fences and to provide shade in cacao and coffee plantations Russo, ; Barrance et al. Sanchez JA; Dubon A, International Legume Database and Information Berteroanna. 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.


The seeds also have a long history of being used by the Maya for purposes of divination, though the exact method used is not presently known.

Berheroana ethnobotany of palo de pito flowers, wood, and beans: Flowers Fruits Trees Vegetables Spices. There are no pictures available for this datasheet If you can supply pictures for this datasheet please contact: Its used as food by the howler monkeys, squirrels and other mammals and birds that feed on flowers and small fruits.

Erythrina berteroana – Pito Coral Tree –

Villar mentions that the wood of this tree was used for carving masks in Joyabaj Erythrina in the New and Old Worlds. Erythrina in the new and old worlds. It came from a branch that was given to us.

Productivity of an Erythrina berteroana live fence in Turrialba, Costa Rica. 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. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 67 3: Leaves and twigs are often used as fodder and forage for cattle, goats, and rabbits. Forage erythrinz legumes in tropical agriculture.


Oviedo Prieto et al. The flowers or young leaves and shoots may be steeped in hot water to make a sedative tea for sleep induction. The Highland Mayan Quiche name is Tzite.

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Erythrina berteroana – Pito Coral Tree

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It is tough to grow from seed, but easy to grow from cuttings of mature branches. The branches may be crushed to produce a fish poison. To prepare the young flowers as a vegetable, they are harvested before they open and turn red, and may be cooked in any way. Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies.