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Useful Tropical Plants

Argomuellera macrophylla

Pax

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Pycnocoma hirsuta Prain

Pycnocoma hutchinsonii Beille

Pycnocoma laurentii De Wild.

Pycnocoma parviflora Pax

Pycnocoma sapinii De Wild.

Pycnocoma sassandrae Beille

Wetriaria macrophylla (Pax) Pax

Common Name:

Argomuellera macrophylla
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Bonaventure Sonké
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General Information

Argomuellera macrophylla is a usually unbranched shrub or small tree, usually growing up to 4 metres tall but occasionally to 9 metres[
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The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

In Kenya the honey from the flowers is considered to be poisonous, causing joint problems[
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Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Ethiopia and Kenya, south to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Habitat

Forest undergrowth, often in drier types of forest in west Africa whilst in East Africa it is often in riverine forest and dry evergreen lakeshore forest; at elevations up to 1,300 metres, occasionally to 1,850 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaf sap is taken as a purgative and emetic in the treatment of poisoning and ascites[
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Powdered dried leaves are sometimes taken as an aphrodisiac[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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