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Useful Tropical Plants

Ocotea indecora

(Schott) Mez

Lauraceae

+ Synonyms

Mespilodaphne indecora (Schott) Meisn.

Oreodaphne indecora (Schott) Nees

Persea indecora Schott

Common Name:

Ocotea indecora

General Information

Ocotea indecora is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing 5 - 10 metres tall.
The root bark is gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.

Habitat

Atlantic rainforest.

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropics, where it is found at elevations from near sea level to over 1,000 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark of the root is considered to be antirheumatic[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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