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Useful Tropical Plants

Plicosepalus nummulariifolius

(Franch.) Wiens & Polhill

Loranthaceae

+ Synonyms

Loranthus nummulariifolius Franch.

Tapinostemma nummulariifolium (Franch.) Tiegh.

Common Name:

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General Information

Plicosepalus nummulariifolius is an evergreen, parasitic shrub growing in the branches of various tree species.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of tannins.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

500
Title
Flora of Somalia
Publication
 
Author
Thulin M. (Editor)
Publisher
Kew Publishing, London.
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.

Range

Northeast tropical Africa - Djibouti, Somalia.

Habitat

A parasitic plant in deciduous bushland; growing at elevations from 10 - 1,750 metres on Acacia, Caesalpinia, Boswellia, Commiphora spp.

Properties

HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark is a source of tannins[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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