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Useful Tropical Plants

Haumaniastrum caeruleum

(Oliv.) P.A.Duvign. & Plancke

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Acrocephalus barakaensis De Wild.

Acrocephalus bequaertii De Wild.

Acrocephalus caeruleus Oliv.

Acrocephalus campicola Briq.

Acrocephalus centratheroides Baker

Acrocephalus claessensii Robyns & Lebrun

Acrocephalus crinitus Briq.

Acrocephalus degiorgii Robyns & Lebrun

Acrocephalus demeusei Briq. ex T.Durand & De Wild.

Acrocephalus descampsii Briq. ex T.Durand & De Wild.

Acrocephalus doloensis De Wild.

Acrocephalus glaucescens Robyns & Lebrun

Acrocephalus gracilis Briq.

Acrocephalus hensii Briq.

Acrocephalus iododermis Briq.

Acrocephalus lagoensis Baker

Acrocephalus laurentii Briq.

Acrocephalus lescrauwaetii Robyns & Lebrun

Acrocephalus lilacinoides De Wild.

Acrocephalus lilacinus Oliv.

Acrocephalus longicuspidatus Robyns & Lebrun

Acrocephalus masuianus Briq.

Acrocephalus monocephalus Baker

Acrocephalus polytrichus Baker

Acrocephalus porphyrophyllus Baker

Acrocephalus pseudosericeus G.Taylor

Acrocephalus quarrei Robyns & Lebrun

Acrocephalus sapinii Robyns & Lebrun

Acrocephalus schweinfurthii Briq.

Acrocephalus seretii De Wild.

Acrocephalus sordidus Briq.

Acrocephalus vanderystii De Wild.

Haumaniastrum glaucescens (Robyns & Lebrun) P.A.Duvign. & Plancke

Haumaniastrum gracile (Briq.) P.A.Duvign. & Plancke

Haumaniastrum lilacinum (Oliv.) J.K.Morton

Haumaniastrum monocephalum (Baker) P.A.Duvign. & Plancke

Haumaniastrum quarrei (Robyns & Lebrun) J.K.Morton

Common Name:

Haumaniastrum caeruleum
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Robert v. Blittersdorff; African plants - A Photo Guide
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General Information

Haumaniastrum caeruleum is a perennial plant producing one to several annual stems up to 1 metre tall from a small woody rootstock or from a fibrous root system[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and perfume.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Senegal to Ethiopia, south to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Habitat

Moist localities in grassland and open woodland, and as a weed in fields, at elevations from 200 - 2,100 metres[
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Properties

Weed PotentialYes
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HabitPerennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant can sometimes be a weed within its native range[
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Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
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The plant ash is used as a vegetable salt[
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Medicinal

The powdered leaves are put in water to sponge a person with high fever. The leaves are used to treat headache[
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Other Uses

Mixed with oil, the leaves are used as a perfume[
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Propagation

Seed -

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