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Useful Tropical Plants

Baccharoides adoensis

(Sch.Bip. ex Walp.) H.Rob.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Ascaricida mossambiquensis Steetz

Vernonia adoensis Sch.Bip. ex Walp.

Vernonia bequaertii De Wild.

Vernonia fulviseta S.Moore

Vernonia goetzei Muschl.

Vernonia grantii Oliv.

Vernonia integra S.Moore

Vernonia kotschyana Sch.Bip. ex Walp.

Vernonia latisquama Mattf.

Vernonia leptolepis Baker

Vernonia macrocephala A.Rich.

Vernonia mossambiquensis (Steetz) Oliv. & Hiern

Vernonia shirensis Oliv. & Hiern

Vernonia tigrensis Oliv. & Hiern

Vernonia whyteana Britten

Vernonia woodii O.Hoffm.

Common Name:

Baccharoides adoensis

General Information

Vernonia adoensis is an erect, coarse, perennial herb or subshrub growing 0.3 - 3 metres tall from a woody rootstock. The stems are usually annual, becoming more or less woody at their base[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Tropical Africa - widespread from Nigeria to Ethiopia and southward through DR Congo and E. Africa to Zimbabwe and S. Africa.

Habitat

High rainfall miombo and mixed deciduous woodland, often in riverine vegetation; usually in tall grass or in evergreen rainforest[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bitter leaves are used as a stomachic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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