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Useful Tropical Plants

Maesobotrya cordulata

J.LĂ©onard

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Maesobotrya cordulata
Close-up of the flowers
Photograph by: Ehoarn Bidault
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General Information

Maesobotrya cordulata is a shrub or a tree that can grow from 1.5 - 12 metres tall. The bole can be 10 - 30cm in diameter[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Gabon, Congo, DR Congo.

Habitat

Rain forests at elevations from 400 - 600 metres[
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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
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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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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A paste of the pounded fruits is applied to treat psoriasis[
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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 pulverized leaves are applied to wounds to heal them and are applied to scarifications to treat oedema[
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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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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