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Useful Tropical Plants

Anaxagorea acuminata

(Dunal) A.St.-Hil. ex A.DC.

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Anaxagorea multiflora R.E.Fr.

Xylopia acuminata Dunal

Xylopicrum acuminatum (Dunal) Kuntze

Common Name:

Anaxagorea acuminata
Flower buds
Photograph by: Thomas Couvreur; World Annonaceae
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Anaxagorea acuminata Anaxagorea acuminata

General Information

Anaxagorea acuminata is an evergreen shrub or a tree, usually growing up to 10 metres tall but occasionally reaching 20 metres[
1027
Title
Studies in Annonaceae. II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hil. Part 1
Publication
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105: 73 - 134.
Author
Maas P.J.M. & Westra L.Y.Th.
Website
http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/572734
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
0006-8152
Description
A very comprehensive treatment of the genus, it can be downloaded from the Internet
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1027
Title
Studies in Annonaceae. II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hil. Part 1
Publication
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105: 73 - 134.
Author
Maas P.J.M. & Westra L.Y.Th.
Website
http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/572734
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
0006-8152
Description
A very comprehensive treatment of the genus, it can be downloaded from the Internet

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Venezuela, the Guyanas; Caribbean - Trinidad

Habitat

Lowland rain forest; at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
1027
Title
Studies in Annonaceae. II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hil. Part 1
Publication
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105: 73 - 134.
Author
Maas P.J.M. & Westra L.Y.Th.
Website
http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/572734
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
0006-8152
Description
A very comprehensive treatment of the genus, it can be downloaded from the Internet
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the bark and wood, or just the bark, is boiled to a syrup and used as a treatment against cough[
1027
Title
Studies in Annonaceae. II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hil. Part 1
Publication
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105: 73 - 134.
Author
Maas P.J.M. & Westra L.Y.Th.
Website
http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/572734
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
0006-8152
Description
A very comprehensive treatment of the genus, it can be downloaded from the Internet
].

Other Uses

The bark is used as a deodorant. It is rubbed into the armpit and has a long lasting smell[
1027
Title
Studies in Annonaceae. II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hil. Part 1
Publication
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105: 73 - 134.
Author
Maas P.J.M. & Westra L.Y.Th.
Website
http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/572734
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
0006-8152
Description
A very comprehensive treatment of the genus, it can be downloaded from the Internet
].

The bark is used for cordage[
1027
Title
Studies in Annonaceae. II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hil. Part 1
Publication
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105: 73 - 134.
Author
Maas P.J.M. & Westra L.Y.Th.
Website
http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/572734
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
0006-8152
Description
A very comprehensive treatment of the genus, it can be downloaded from the Internet
].

The wood is used for general construction work[
1027
Title
Studies in Annonaceae. II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hil. Part 1
Publication
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105: 73 - 134.
Author
Maas P.J.M. & Westra L.Y.Th.
Website
http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/572734
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
0006-8152
Description
A very comprehensive treatment of the genus, it can be downloaded from the Internet
].

Propagation

Seed -
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