EPPO Global Database

Gliricidia sepium(GLRSE)

Overview
Code created in: 2001-10-23

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: GLRSE
  • Preferred name: Gliricidia sepium
  • Authority: (Jacquin) Walpers

Notes

Mexico, Central America, South America (Colombia to Brazil). A fast-growing timber and shade tree, whose ground roots and bark can be used as a poison for rodents or to stun fish.  Introduced in Himalayas, India to Indochina, Sri Lanka, Malesia, a few countries in western and eastern Africa, USA (Florida), Caribbean, New Guinea, Australia


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Gliricidia maculata (Kunth) Steudel
Lonchocarpus maculatus de Candolle

Common names
Name Language
Mexican lilac English
Nicaraguan cocoa shade tree English
quick stick English
bidn vestido Spanish
cacahuananche Spanish (HN)
madera negra Spanish
madre de cacao Spanish
madre de café Spanish
mata raón Spanish (NI)
pinón florido Spanish (CU)