Cinchona afroinda Willemet
Cinchona chlorrhiza Bory ex DC.
Cinchona cladorrhiza Bory ex Wedd.
Cinchona stadtmannii J.V.Thomps.
Cunninghamia verticillata Willd.
Danais denudata Pers.
Danais laxiflora DC.
Danais lyallii Baker
Danais nodulosa Drake
Danais obovata Drake
Danais rotundifolia Poir.
Guettarda verticillata Baill.
Paederia fragrans Lam.
Danais fragrans is a climbing shrub producing branched stems up to 12 metres long[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a mordant, dye and medicine.
Africa - Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion.
Eastern coastal and lowland rain forest; dry forests; forests at higher elevations; in or at the edge of forest remnants; occasionally in secondary savoka vegetation; at elevations from sea level to 1,700 metres, occasionally to 1,850 metres[
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The entire plant is tonic[
The roots are febrifuge[
]. They are used as a treatment against herpes[
The bark is a febrifuge[
]. The bark is used in the treatment of skin ailments[
The leaves contain high proportions of aluminium (up to 1% of the dry matter weight), which can be used as an organic mordant[
]. Aluminium salts are a most useful substance for using in dyeing processes, where they strengthen and multiply the chemical bonds between the textile fibres and the majority of natural dyes[
Although not mentioned specifically, the roots of this plant almost certainly can be used as the source of a red dye[
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