Erythrina orientalis

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Erythrina orientalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Genus: Erythrina
Species: E. orientalis
Binomial name
Erythrina orientalis
Murr.

Erythrina orientalis is a plant species in the genus Erythrina. This plant is a climbing herb that grows up to 6 m long, and has compound leaves with petioles that are 5–6 cm long. Its leaflets emerge in groups of three, and are 7–9 cm long and 5–8 cm wide.[1] The plant's young leaves, flowers and pods are consumed as vegetables.

The pterocarpan orientanol A can be isolated from the wood of E. orientalis.[2] The pterocarpans orientanol B and C, folitenol and erythrabyssin II, the pterocarpene erycristagallin and the prenylated isoflavone bidwillol A can be isolated from the roots.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tanaka, Yoshitaka; Van Ke, Nguyen (2007). Edible Wild Plants of Vietnam: The Bountiful Garden. Thailand: Orchid Press. p. 79. ISBN 9745240893. 
  2. ^ A pterocarpan from Erythrina orientalis. Hitoshi Tanaka, Toshihiro Tanaka and Hideo Etoh, Phytochemistry, Volume 45, Issue 1, May 1997, Pages 205-207, doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(96)00841-2
  3. ^ Two pterocarpans from Erythrina orientalis. Hitoshi Tanaka, Toshihiro Tanaka and Hideo Etoh, Phytochemistry, Volume 47, Issue 3, February 1998, pp. 475-477, doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(97)00596-7

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