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Useful Tropical Plants

Neorautanenia mitis

(A.Rich.) Verdc.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Cacara orbicularis (Welw. ex Baker) Hiern

Dolichos ellenbeckii Harms

Dolichos mitis A.Rich.

Dolichos orbicularis (Welw. ex Baker) Baker f.

Dolichos pseudopachyrhizus Harms

Dolichos seineri Harms

Neorautanenia amboensis Schinz

Neorautanenia edulis C.A.Sm.

Neorautanenia orbicularis (Welw. ex Baker) Torre

Neorautanenia pseudopachyrhiza (Harms) Milne-Redh.

Neorautanenia seineri (Harms) C.A.Sm.

Pachyrhizus orbicularis Welw. ex Baker

Pueraria hochstetteri Chiov.

Common Name:

Neorautanenia mitis
Small flowering plant
Photograph by: Scamperdale
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General Information

Neorautanenia mitis is a very variable, subshrubby herb, producing stems 2 metres or more long that can be erect, climbing, scrambling or entirely prostrate, from a tuberous rootstock[
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.
,
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
]. The rootstock is often conical, frequently more than 40 cm long and weighing 10 - 15 kg[
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild and used as an insecticide.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire to Somalia, south to Namibia, northern S. Africa and Mozambique.

Habitat

Drier areas of Africa, in grassland, bushland and open woodland, often in rocky places[
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
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of drier tropical areas.
Requires a well-drained soil and a position in full sun[
385
Title
Bihrmann's Caudiciforms
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An internet site giving information on caudiciform plants (plants with swollen stem bases such as the Baobab tree, cycads and many succulents). Excellent photos, usually of cultivated plants in pots.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves and roots are used as an insecticide[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings.

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