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Useful Tropical Plants

Kotschya carsonii

(Baker) Dewit & P.A.Duvign.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Smithia carsonii Baker

Smithia harmsiana De Wild.

Smithia setosissima Harms

Smithia reflexa Portères

Common Name:

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General Information

Kotschya carsonii is an erect shrub with sticky stems; it can grow 30 - 180cm tall[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Guinea to Cote D'Ivoire; Angola, southern DR Congo, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique

Habitat

Grassland at forest edges; base of granite outcrops; plateau in savannah; Brachystegia woodland; bushland; moorland; peaty swamps; riversides; at elevations from 450 - 2,250 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.20 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The crushed plant emits an aromatic smell[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An aomatic plant, it is used in the treatment of headaches[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-03-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Kotschya+carsonii>

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