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Useful Tropical Plants

Dalechampia ipomoeifolia

Benth.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Tragia buettneri Pax

Common Name:

Dalechampia ipomoeifolia
Flowering plant
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General Information

Dalechampia ipomoeifolia is usually a climbing shrub producing stems up to 7 metres long and 3 - 5mm wide at the base, that twine into other plants for support. At times, though, the plant can be more shrub-like or even become tree-like with a single trunk[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Uganda, south to DR Congo to Tanzania.

Habitat

Forest margins at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Author
 
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
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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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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitClimber
Height7.00 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The flowering aerial parts are applied topically to calm costal and rheumatic pain[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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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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Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
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Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
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Other Uses

A triterpene resin is produced in the flowers[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. No human uses are recorded for it, but bees harvest it and use it in nest construction[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
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http://www.prota.org
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Propagation

Seed -
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