EPPO Global Database

Enterolobium cyclocarpum(ENECY)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ENECY
  • Preferred name: Enterolobium cyclocarpum
  • Authority: (Jacquin) Grisebach


Mexico, Central America, South America (northern, to Bolivia).  Used as a shade and timber tree, and also for animal fodder. Introduced in China, Malesia, some African countries, New Guinea

Common names
Name Language
devil's-ear English
earpod tree English
elephant's-ear English (US)
Mexican walnut English
monkey's-ear English
pitchwood English
carita Spanish (CO)
caro Spanish (NI)
guanacaste Spanish
parota Spanish
pashaco creja de negro Spanish (CU)
árvore-das-orelhas-de-elefante Portuguese
orelha-de-elefante Portuguese
xiàng ěr dò Chinese
象耳豆 Chinese