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Useful Tropical Plants

Mosannona depressa

(Baill.) Chatrou

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Annona depressa Baill.

Duguetia leiophylla Donn.Sm.

Guatteria depressa (Baill.) Saff.

Guatteria gaumeri Greenm.

Guatteria leiophylla (Donn.Sm.) Saff. ex Standl.

Guatteria xalapensis Baill. ex R.E.Fr.

Malmea depressa (Baill.) R.E.Fr.

Malmea gaumeri (Greenm.) Lundell

Malmea leiophylla (Donn.Sm.) Lundell

Common Name:

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General Information

Mosannona depressa is an evergreen shrub or a tree; it can grow 6 - 10 metres tall[
493
Title
Flora of Yucatan
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
The first flora that was attempted for this area in 1930, so it is obviously lacking information and the Botanical names can be out of date. Still, an excellent work and it records many plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

C. America - Belize, southern Mexico.

Habitat

Forests[
493
Title
Flora of Yucatan
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
The first flora that was attempted for this area in 1930, so it is obviously lacking information and the Botanical names can be out of date. Still, an excellent work and it records many plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The root is cooked with corn silk and the water is drunk by those suffering from gonorrhoea, and also to alleviate kidney and bladder trouble[
676
Title
Anthropological Papers Nos. 27 - 32
Publication
Bureau of American Ethnology. Bulletin 136.
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
US Government Printing Office; Washington.
Year
1943
ISBN
 
Description
A series of papers, including one looking at 100 often used native plants of the Yucatan.
].
The fluid extract, is efficient in expelling kidney and bladder stones, and it has been used also in the treatment of leucorrhea and gonorrhea[
493
Title
Flora of Yucatan
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
The first flora that was attempted for this area in 1930, so it is obviously lacking information and the Botanical names can be out of date. Still, an excellent work and it records many plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

The wood is used in house construction and for axe handles[
676
Title
Anthropological Papers Nos. 27 - 32
Publication
Bureau of American Ethnology. Bulletin 136.
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
US Government Printing Office; Washington.
Year
1943
ISBN
 
Description
A series of papers, including one looking at 100 often used native plants of the Yucatan.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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