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Useful Tropical Plants

Lannea zastrowiana

Engl. & Brehmer

Anacardiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Lannea zastrowiana is a small, deciduous shrub growing up to 30cm tall[
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.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southern Africa - Namibia.

Habitat

Open grassland, mainly in sandy, open sites[
776
Title
An Ethnobotanical Survey of Plants Used to Manage HIV/AIDS Opportunistic Infections in Katima Mulilo, Caprivi Region
Publication
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010, 6:25
Author
Chinsembu K.C.; Hedimbi M.
Website
http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/6/1/25/table/T1
Publisher
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Medicinal herbs used in the treatment of AIDS-related health conditions. It can be downloaded in PDF format from the Internet.
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Shrub
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
]. The fruit contains a large seed and so it is most commonly sucked to extract the sweet juice and then the remainder is spat out[
776
Title
An Ethnobotanical Survey of Plants Used to Manage HIV/AIDS Opportunistic Infections in Katima Mulilo, Caprivi Region
Publication
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010, 6:25
Author
Chinsembu K.C.; Hedimbi M.
Website
http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/6/1/25/table/T1
Publisher
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Medicinal herbs used in the treatment of AIDS-related health conditions. It can be downloaded in PDF format from the Internet.
]. The dark red to purple or black, globose fruits are around 15mm in diameter[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is rubbed onto affected areas of the body in the treatment of skin rashes, herpes zoster and herpes simplex[
776
Title
An Ethnobotanical Survey of Plants Used to Manage HIV/AIDS Opportunistic Infections in Katima Mulilo, Caprivi Region
Publication
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010, 6:25
Author
Chinsembu K.C.; Hedimbi M.
Website
http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/6/1/25/table/T1
Publisher
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Medicinal herbs used in the treatment of AIDS-related health conditions. It can be downloaded in PDF format from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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