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Useful Tropical Plants

Maesobotrya vermeulenii

(De Wild.) J.Léonard

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Baccaurea vermeulenii De Wild.

Maesobotrya floribunda vermeulenii (De Wild.) J.Léonard

Common Name:

Maesobotrya vermeulenii
Close-up of the fruits splitting open to reveal the seeds
Photograph by: Jean-Luc & Pauline Alliez
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Maesobotrya vermeulenii Maesobotrya vermeulenii Maesobotrya vermeulenii

General Information

Maesobotrya vermeulenii is a shrub or a tree, sometimes with a creeping habit; it can grow from 1 - 6 metres tall[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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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 - Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo, Zambia.

Habitat

Gallery forest, secondary forest growth areas, forest remains[
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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.
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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
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A bark decoction is drunk and taken in baths to treat leprosy[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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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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