EPPO Global Database

Gliricidia sepium(GLRSE)

Code created in: 2001-10-23

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


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, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina (Myanmar), Malesia, a few countries in western and eastern Africa, USA (Florida), Caribbean, New Guinea, Australia

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Robinia sepium .Jacquin

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)