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Useful Tropical Plants

Limaciopsis loangensis

Engl.

Menispermaceae

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General Information

Limaciopsis loangensis is a climbing shrub producing vigorous, twining stems up to 8cm in diameter from a large underground tuber up to 50 - 60cm in diameter[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo, northern Angola.

Habitat

Rain-forest, secondary forest; fringing forest and forest relics in savannah[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the tuber is given to children as a treatment for convulsions[
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A decoction of the leaves or twigs is drunk as a treatment for stomach-ache[
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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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About 20 alkaloids have been isolated from various parts of the plant; tests for flavonoids, saponines, tannins and quinones have been negative. Per 100g dry matter the roots contain about 1.5 g alkaloids, the stems 0.3 g, the leaves 0.02 g, whereas the fruits contain no alkaloids. The alkaloids belong to the groups characteristic of Menispermaceae: bisbenzylisoquinolines, aporphines and protoberberines. Isotetrandrine accounts for about 90% of the alkaloids, and minor alkaloids are cycleanine, nor-2-isotetrandrine, N-oxy-isotetrandrine, liriodenine, 8-oxy-palmatine, thalrugoside, thalrugosamine and berbamine[
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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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Isotetrandrine is active against catarrh, and its role in the mitochondrial respiratory chain is being investigated[
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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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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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