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Useful Tropical Plants

Pyranthus tullearensis

(Baill.) Du Puy & Labat

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Mundulea elegans R.Vig.

Mundulea tullearensis Baill.

Common Name:

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General Information

Pyranthus tullearensis is a deciduous shrub or a small tree growing up to 4 metres tall. The bole can be 10cm in diameter[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a cosmetic.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - southwestern Madagascar.

Habitat

Sandstone rock outcrops, in subhumid to subarid grassland, wooded grassland and woodland at elevations beween 500 - 1,100 metres[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Shrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant is somewhat resistant to grassland fires[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark is made into a yellow paste or powder. It is used as a cosmetic for colouring the skin yellow[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
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Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Propagation

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