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Useful Tropical Plants

Erythroxylum anguifugum

Mart.

Erythroxylaceae


The generic name has often been spelled Erythroxylon, especially in older literature[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Erythroxylum alemquerense Huber

Erythroxylum herzogii O.E.Schulz

Erythroxylum luculentum J.F.MacBr.

Common Name:

Erythroxylum anguifugum
Leaves and young fruits
Photograph by: Germaine A. Parada
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General Information

Erythroxylum anguifugum is a small shrub growing about 2 metres tall[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and dye.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Paraguay, southern, central, eastern and northern Brazil, Bolivia, Peru.

Habitat

Amazon rainforest, savannah.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the bark is used as an antidote to snake bites[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The root is used[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].

Other Uses

The plant (part not specified) yields a black dye[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
]. It was much used in the past[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].

The smoke of the burning wood is said to repel cobras[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
]

Propagation

Seed -
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