Erythrina edulis

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Erythrina edulis


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Unassigned genera
Genus: Erythrina
Subgenus: E. subg. Erythrina
Sectio: E. sect. Edules
Species: Erythrina edulis



Erythrina edulis Triana ex Micheli, J. Bot. (Morot) 6(8): 145. 1892.

  • Typus: Colombia: "Nouvelle-Grenade", "Dans la region temperée", alt. 1400 m; 1851–1857; Triana s.n. (lectotype, vide Krukoff (1939), p. 249: K-000502763). – Colombia, Tolima: "Prov. de Mariquita", "Quindio, El Moral" [W Ibagué], alt. 1300 m; 1851–1857; Triana s.n. (possible isolectotypes: MPU-023230, P-00708427).




Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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By some authors, Erythrina megistophylla is included in Erythrina edulis. It was accepted as a seperate species by Krukoff (1979).

Vernacular names

español: Balú o Chachafruto
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