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Useful Tropical Plants

Paederia bojeriana

(A.Rich. ex DC.) Drake

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Lecontea bojeriana A.Rich. ex DC.

Lecontea foetens (Hiern) Baron

Paederia foetens (Hiern) K.Schum.

Paederia lingun Sweet

Siphomeris foetens Hiern

Siphomeris lingun (Sweet) Bojer

Common Name:

Paederia bojeriana
Flowers and leaves
Photograph by: Martin W. Callmander
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General Information

Paederia bojeriana is a foetid-smelling, climbing shrub producing slender, flexuous branches that can be several metres long[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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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.
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The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a dye.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
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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

Eastern tropical Africa - Tanzania, south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique, to Madagascar.

Habitat

In scrub, woodland or forest, often riverine, at elevations of 50 - 1,100 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



There are two main forms of this plant:-
Subsp. foetens is also known from Tanzania and S. Africa (Transvaal)[
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.
].
Subsp. Bojeriana is confined to Madagascar, Mauritius and the Comoro Islands[
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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stem is the source of a black dye[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
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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.
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Propagation

Seed -

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