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Useful Tropical Plants

Neorautanenia ficifolia

(Benth. ex Harv.) C.A.Sm.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Pueraria ficifolia (Benth.) L.Bolus

Dolichos ficifolius (Benth. ex Harv.) Harms

Rhynchosia ficifolia Benth. ex Harv.

Neorautanenia deserticola C.A.Sm.

Common Name:

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General Information

Neorautanenia ficifolia is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from an extensive rootstock; the prostrate stems are around 150cm long, and can be branched or unbranched[
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 roots contain compounds that are insecticidal.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Southern Africa - northern Namibia, southern Botswana, southern Zimbabwe, Swaziland, northern S. Africa

Habitat

Wooded grassland[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Neorautanenia ficifolia is a plant of semi-arid and arid regions in the tropical zone of southern Africa.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The roots are insecticidal[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
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Alcoholic and aqueous extracts of the ground roots were shown to be toxic to the bean aphid, a 1% alcoholic extract killing all the aphids sprayed[
1415
Title
Plants of Possible Insecticidal Value - A Review of the Literature up to 1941
Publication
 
Author
McIndoo N.E.
Publisher
USDA; Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Year
1945
ISBN
 
Description
Information on the insecticidal properties (or not) of almost 1,200 species of plant. Rather dated but still with information hard to obtain elsewhere. It can be downloaded from the Intenet
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Propagation

Seed -
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