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Useful Tropical Plants

Hancea acuminata

(Baill.) S.E.C.Sierra, Kulju & Welzen

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Boutonia acuminata Baill.

Cordemoya acuminata (Baill.) Baill.

Deuteromallotus acuminatus (Baill.) Pax & K.Hoffm.

Echinus baillonianus (Müll.Arg.) Baill.

Mallotus baillonianus Müll.Arg.

Common Name:

Hancea acuminata
Leaves and young fruits
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General Information

Hancea acuminata is a tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

The seeds cause numbness when chewed[
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A decoction of the aerial parts has been taken as an ordeal poison[
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Botanical References


Range

Africa - eastern Madagascar.

Habitat

Humid and subhumid forests at elevations below 1,500 metres.

Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The fruits are eaten to treat malaria[
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Other Uses

The wood is used to make poles for enclosures[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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The wood is used as fuel[
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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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Propagation

Seed -

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