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Useful Tropical Plants

Euploca strigosa

(Willd.) Diane & Hilger

Boraginaceae


This name is not universally accepted. We are following the treatment in GRIN; Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 125:48. 2012, but the name Heliotropium strigosum Willd., is still also widely used[
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Title
Plants for a Future
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Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Heliotropium bicolor DC.

Heliotropium brevifolium Wall.

Heliotropium constrictum Kaplan

Heliotropium cordofanum Hochst. ex A.DC.

Heliotropium hissopifolium Lepr.

Heliotropium longifolium Klotzsch

Heliotropium pygmaeum Klotzsch

Heliotropium senense Klotzsch

Heliotropium sennii Chiov.

Heliotropium strigosum Willd.

Common Name:

Euploca strigosa
Flowering plant in native habitat
Photograph by: Oumarou Quédraogo; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Oumarou Quédraogo
Euploca strigosa Euploca strigosa

General Information

Euploca strigosa is a prostrate to erect, annual or occasionally perennial plant that can grow 15 - 35cm tall. The stems are usually much-branched from the base[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Title
Flowers of India
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http://www.flowersofindia.net/
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A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Southern Africa - Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, S. Africa.

Habitat

Open woodlands and grasslands on shallow or sandy soils, roadsides, denuded grounds and coastal dunes; at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.25 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used externally to treat a range of conditions, including snakebites, insect and scorpion stings, as a painkiller for pains in the limbs, to treat sore eyes and for healing boils, wounds and ulcers[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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Year
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. A mixture of the whole plant, combined with butter, is applied to the breast to treat abscesses[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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