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Useful Tropical Plants

Rogeria adenophylla

J.Gay

Pedaliaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Rogeria adenophylla
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General Information

Rogeria adenophylla is a robust, annual herb growing up to 2.5 metres tall. The whole plant has an unpleasant acrid smell.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - savannah areas from Mauritania to Sudan and south to Angola

Habitat

Dry savannah.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Requires a sunny position. Succeeds in any very well-drained, fertile soil.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A mucilaginous infusion obtained from the plant has been recommended in the treatment of diarrhoea[
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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Comments

huraira mijinyaw 10th July 2016 5:41
Used as an antipyretic

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