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Useful Tropical Plants

Pentarrhinum abyssinicum

Decne.

Apocynaceae


There has in the past been some confusion in the literature between this species and Pentarrhinum insipidum, with this species being wrongly treated as Pentarrhinum insipidum[
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Common Name:

Pentarrhinum abyssinicum
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Robert v. Blittersdorff; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Robert v. Blittersdorff
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General Information

Pentarrhinum abyssinicum is a herbaceous, perennial climbing plant, producing strongly-branched annual stems 2 - 2.5 metres long from fibrous roots[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe.

Habitat

Open woodland, forest margins and grasslands, at elevations from 1,000 - 2,000 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are chewed and the juice swallowed to treat stomach-ache. The roots can also be boiled and the decoction drunk for this purpose[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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