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Useful Tropical Plants

Diplotropis ferruginea

Benth.

Lacistemataceae

+ Synonyms

Bowdichia ferruginea (Benth.) Ducke

Bowdichia taubertiana (Harms) Ducke

Diplotropis taubertiana Harms

Hymenolobium ormosioides Benth.

Common Name: Sucupira

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General Information

Diplotropis ferruginea is an evergreen tree growing 10 - 12 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northeast Brazil.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is used in folk medicine for the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, gastric ulcer and diabetes[
1437
Title
Antimicrobial Activity of the Extract of Stem Bark of Diplotropis Ferruginea Benth
Publication
Journal of Young Pharmacists 2011;3;284-286
Author
Cerqueira G.S.; Rocha N.F.M. Almeida J.R.G.S.; de Freitas A
Website
http://10.4103/0975‑1483.90237
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
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The dried stem bark has been shown to have a satisfactory antibacteria; activity against Pseudomonas auriginosas and Escherichia coli[
1437
Title
Antimicrobial Activity of the Extract of Stem Bark of Diplotropis Ferruginea Benth
Publication
Journal of Young Pharmacists 2011;3;284-286
Author
Cerqueira G.S.; Rocha N.F.M. Almeida J.R.G.S.; de Freitas A
Website
http://10.4103/0975‑1483.90237
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

We have no specific information, but species in this genus generally have an excellent, hard, durable timber that is suitable for heavy construction, furniture making and ship building[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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