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Useful Tropical Plants

Combretum zeyheri

Sond.

Combretaceae

+ Synonyms

Combretum antunesii Engl. & Diels

Combretum bragae Engl.

Combretum calocarpum Gilg ex Dinter

Combretum dilembense De Wild.

Combretum glandulosum F.Hoffm.

Combretum lopolense Engl. & Diels

Combretum megalocarpum Exell ex Brenan

Combretum oblongum F.Hoffm.

Combretum odontopetalum Engl. & Diels

Combretum platycarpum Engl. & Diels

Combretum sankisiense De Wild.

Combretum sinuatipetalum De Wild.

Combretum theuschii O.Hoffm.

Combretum tinctorium Welw. ex M.A.Lawson

Common Name:

Combretum zeyheri
Fruiting plant growing in dry woodland at Schanskop, Pretoria
Photograph by: JMK
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General Information

Combretum zeyheri is a deciduous shrub or tree growing 3 - 10 metres tall with occasional specimens to 13 metres[
328
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of material for making baskets.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, southern DR Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, S. Africa.

Habitat

Savannah woodland of Brachystegia-Julbernardia; dry forest and woodland; littoral forest; tree savannah etc. Locally dominant in Kenya, it is usually found on sandy soils and is very tolerant of metalliferous soils; elevations from 10 -1,675 metres[
328
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height7.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Gum[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

Medicinal

A hot-water extract of the root and stem bark is added to porridge as a treatment against diarrhoea and vomiting[
462
Title
Inventory of Plants used in Traditional Medicine in Tanzania. Part 1.
Publication
 
Author
Hedberg I. & Hedberg O.
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Basic traditional medicinal uses of a range of plants from Tanzania.
].
The roots are eaten in a porridge as a treatment for dysentery[
462
Title
Inventory of Plants used in Traditional Medicine in Tanzania. Part 1.
Publication
 
Author
Hedberg I. & Hedberg O.
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Basic traditional medicinal uses of a range of plants from Tanzania.
]. They are also chewed as a remedy for colds and persistent coughing, and are used as a treatment against toothache[
462
Title
Inventory of Plants used in Traditional Medicine in Tanzania. Part 1.
Publication
 
Author
Hedberg I. & Hedberg O.
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Basic traditional medicinal uses of a range of plants from Tanzania.
].

The dried leaves are smoked as a remedy for cough[
462
Title
Inventory of Plants used in Traditional Medicine in Tanzania. Part 1.
Publication
 
Author
Hedberg I. & Hedberg O.
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Basic traditional medicinal uses of a range of plants from Tanzania.
]. A decoction is drunk, and also applied externally, as a treatment for scorpion bites[
462
Title
Inventory of Plants used in Traditional Medicine in Tanzania. Part 1.
Publication
 
Author
Hedberg I. & Hedberg O.
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Basic traditional medicinal uses of a range of plants from Tanzania.
].

The powdered stem bark is used as a douche in the vagina to arrest menstrual flow[
462
Title
Inventory of Plants used in Traditional Medicine in Tanzania. Part 1.
Publication
 
Author
Hedberg I. & Hedberg O.
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Basic traditional medicinal uses of a range of plants from Tanzania.
].

Other Uses

The roots are used to make beautiful and durable baskets[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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