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Useful Tropical Plants

Alafia benthamii

(Baill.) Stapf

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ectinocladus benthamii Baill.

Common Name:

Alafia benthamii
Flowers
Photograph by: Bart Wursten
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Alafia benthamii Alafia benthamii

General Information

Alafia benthamii is a climbing shrub producing woody stems 4 - 9 metres long.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of medicines.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Gabon and DR Congo.

Habitat

Forests[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant has been recorded as being used to treat fevers[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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