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Useful Tropical Plants

Eysenhardtia adenostylis

Baill.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Wiborgia adenostylis (Baill.) Kuntze

Viborquia adenostylis (Baill.) Cockerell

Common Name:

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General Information

Eysenhardtia adenostylis can be a shrub growing 2 - 3 metres tall (occasionally reaching 6 metres) or a tree growing 5 - 11 metres tall and exceptionally reaching 25 metres. The bole can be up to 32cm in diameter[
1456
Title
Revisión del género Eysenhardtiaa (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae).
Publication
A postgraduate Thesis at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Author
Ramiro Cruz Durán
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1457
Title
Eysenhardtia (Leguminosae): Taxonomic revision and relationships
Publication
Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4750. Iowa State University 1972
Author
Lang J.M.
Website
http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/4750
Publisher
Iowa State University
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1456
Title
Revisión del género Eysenhardtiaa (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae).
Publication
A postgraduate Thesis at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Author
Ramiro Cruz Durán
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1457
Title
Eysenhardtia (Leguminosae): Taxonomic revision and relationships
Publication
Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4750. Iowa State University 1972
Author
Lang J.M.
Website
http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/4750
Publisher
Iowa State University
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

C. America - El Salvador, Guatemala to southern Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca)

Habitat

Pine forests, pine-oak forests, montane mesophilic forest and lowland tropical forest, usually on moist slopes or near creeks or drainageways; at elevations from 900 - 2,200 metres, occasionally as low as 200 metres or as high as 3,800 metres[
1456
Title
Revisión del género Eysenhardtiaa (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae).
Publication
A postgraduate Thesis at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Author
Ramiro Cruz Durán
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1457
Title
Eysenhardtia (Leguminosae): Taxonomic revision and relationships
Publication
Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4750. Iowa State University 1972
Author
Lang J.M.
Website
http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/4750
Publisher
Iowa State University
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height8.00 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Eysenhardtia adenostylis is mainly found at elevations above 1,000 metres, growing in areas where the mean annual rainfall is within the range 450 - 1,750mm[
1457
Title
Eysenhardtia (Leguminosae): Taxonomic revision and relationships
Publication
Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4750. Iowa State University 1972
Author
Lang J.M.
Website
http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/4750
Publisher
Iowa State University
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
Prefers a position in full sun, tolerating light shade. Found in the wild on both clay and sandy soils[
1456
Title
Revisión del género Eysenhardtiaa (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae).
Publication
A postgraduate Thesis at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Author
Ramiro Cruz Durán
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the leaves is used in the treatment of rheumatism, fever, cough[
1456
Title
Revisión del género Eysenhardtiaa (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae).
Publication
A postgraduate Thesis at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Author
Ramiro Cruz Durán
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The bark is used in the treatment of kidney and bladder disorders[
1456
Title
Revisión del género Eysenhardtiaa (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae).
Publication
A postgraduate Thesis at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Author
Ramiro Cruz Durán
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Agroforestry Uses:

The flowers are a good source of nectar and are relished by bees[
277
Title
Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plants.usda.gov/java/factSheet
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database with an excellent collection of fact sheets about native N. American plants.
,
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.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is reddish-brown, streaked with black, The texture is rather fine, the grain moderately straight, texture is waxy. The wood is hard, heavy and durable, it takes a fine polish and finishes smoothly. Of rather good quality, but seldom available and then usually only in small pieces. It is used for making small items, particularly handles of tools. The wood is also used to make fence posts[
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.
,
1457
Title
Eysenhardtia (Leguminosae): Taxonomic revision and relationships
Publication
Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4750. Iowa State University 1972
Author
Lang J.M.
Website
http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/4750
Publisher
Iowa State University
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed - sow in trays in light shade in a nursery. No presoaking is necessary, though 12 hours in warm water might speed up the process. Germination is best at daytime temperatures of 20 - 30°c with 12 hours of light each day, though it will also germinate in the dark at temperatures from 15 - 40°c[
277
Title
Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plants.usda.gov/java/factSheet
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database with an excellent collection of fact sheets about native N. American plants.
]. Be very careful with the seedlings, they are very susceptible to damping off. Pot up when seedlings have three sets of true leaves and plant out when around 15 - 25cm tall.
Seed can also be sown whilst still in the seedpods. The pods should be soaked for 72 hours prior to sowing, with the water being changed every 8 hours[
277
Title
Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plants.usda.gov/java/factSheet
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database with an excellent collection of fact sheets about native N. American plants.
].
Cuttings of soft or semi-hard wood, 10 - 15cm long are quite easy and tend to root in 3 - 4 weeks[
277
Title
Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plants.usda.gov/java/factSheet
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database with an excellent collection of fact sheets about native N. American plants.
].
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