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Erythrina verna (Mulungu)

Synonyms: Corallodendron mulungu; Erythrina flammea; Erythrina mulungu

Wikipedia Abstract

Erythrina mulungu (Mulungu) is a Brazilian ornamental tree and medicinal plant native to the cerrado and caatinga ecoregions in Brazil, South America.Studies show that the herb is a sedative, and has anxiolytic and anticonvulsant properties, with the active components thought to be the tetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloids erythravine and (+)-11α-hydroxy-erythravine.
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low

Predators

Amazilia lactea (Sapphire-spangled Emerald)[2]
Amazilia versicolor (Versicolored Emerald)[2]
Anthracothorax nigricollis (Black-throated Mango)[2]
Aratinga leucophthalma (White-eyed Parakeet)[2]
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)[3]
Brotogeris tirica (Plain Parakeet)[2]
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)[2]
Colibri serrirostris (White-vented Violetear)[2]
Dacnis cayana (Blue Dacnis)[2]
Eupetomena macroura (Swallow-tailed Hummingbird)[2]
Florisuga fusca (Black Jacobin)[2]
Ramphocelus bresilius (Brazilian Tanager)[2]
Thraupis sayaca (Sayaca Tanager)[2]

Distribution

Bolivia (native); Brazil (native);

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Citations

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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Parrini, R. and Raposo, MA, 2008, Associação entre aves e flores de duas espécies de árvores do gênero Erythrina (Fabaceae) na mata Atlântica do sudeste do Brasil, Iheringia, série Zoologia, Vol. 98, n. 1, pp 123-128
3Folivory in Fruit-Eating Bats, with New Evidence from Artibeus jamaicensis (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), Thomas H. Kunz and Carlos A. Diaz, Biotropica, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Mar., 1995), pp. 106-120
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