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Useful Tropical Plants

Basananthe sandersonii

(Harv.) W.J.de Wilde

Passifloraceae

+ Synonyms

Basananthe longifolia (Harms) R.Fern. & A.Fern.

Tryphostemma friesii Nordl.

Tryphostemma longifolium Harms

Tryphostemma natalense Mast.

Tryphostemma sandersonii Harv.

Tryphostemma viride Hutch. & K.Pearce

Common Name:

Basananthe sandersonii

General Information

Basananthe sandersonii is a herbaceous perennial plant growing 2 - 60cm tall. The plant produces one to several shoots from a woody rootstock; these shoots are erect or more or less prostrate at the base, can be unbranched or more or less branched, and sometimes have tendrils[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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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

East Africa - Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and S. Africa.

Habitat

Grassland, open scrub vegetation and forest edges on sandy and rocky soils, at elevations up to 1,700 metres[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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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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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.40 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are chewed and the juice taken internally to treat snakebites[
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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.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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