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Useful Tropical Plants

Basananthe heterophylla

Schinz

Passifloraceae

+ Synonyms

Tryphostemma heterophyllum (Schinz) Engl.

Common Name:

Basananthe heterophylla

General Information

Basananthe heterophylla is an erect, annual to biennial plant growing up to 50cm tall. It is sometimes more or less branched at the base[
663
Title
Flora of Southern Africa
Publication
 
Author
Roux J.P.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=662545
Publisher
 
Year
2003
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line resource.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

663
Title
Flora of Southern Africa
Publication
 
Author
Roux J.P.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=662545
Publisher
 
Year
2003
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line resource.

Range

Southern Africa - Namibia, Botswana.

Habitat

Red or white sand, and on sand dunes, at elevations from 1,000 - 1,500 metres[
663
Title
Flora of Southern Africa
Publication
 
Author
Roux J.P.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=662545
Publisher
 
Year
2003
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line resource.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Biennial
Height0.40 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A root decoction is used to treat coughs[
299
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 -
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