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Useful Tropical Plants

Barteria nigritana

Hook.f.

Passifloraceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Barteria nigritana
Leaves
Photograph by: Marco Schmidt; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Marco Schmidt
Barteria nigritana Barteria nigritana

General Information

Barteria nigritana is a tree growing from 10 - 20 metres tall. The bole is usually up to 30cm in diameter, occasionally to 50cm[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Ghana to northwest Angola.

Habitat

Forest, riversides; sandy places in littoral and sublittoral bush and forest; inner mangrove; at low elevations near the coast[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is used to treat anaemia and toothache[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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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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The bark is used to treat wounds, scabies and itch. After a wash with the decocted bark, the affected area is then dusted with powdered bark[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-12-09. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Barteria+nigritana>

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