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Useful Tropical Plants

Abutilon ramosum

(Cav.) Guill. & Perr.

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Abutilon elaeocarpoides Webb

Abutilon sidoides Dalzell & Gibson

Abutilon sparmannioides Guill. & Perr.

Sida ramosa Cav.

Common Name:

Abutilon ramosum
Flowers
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General Information

Abutilon ramosum is an annual to perennial herb with more or less woody stems, growing up to 2 metres tall[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of fibre and medicines.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Drier areas of tropical Africa from Senegal to Somalia, south to Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa and Mozambique; through Arabia to northwest India.

Habitat

Acacia woodland, riverine forest, degraded forest and fallows at elevations from sea level to 1,800 metres[
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Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The powdered root is added to beer or porridge to be drunk for the treatment of stomach ailments[
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Other Uses

The bark yields fibre[
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Propagation

Seed -

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