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Useful Tropical Plants

Schrebera trichoclada

Welw.

Oleaceae

+ Synonyms

Nathusia golungensis (Welw.) Kuntze

Nathusia trichoclada (Welw.) Kuntze

Schrebera affinis Lingelsh.

Schrebera buchananii Baker

Schrebera golungensis Welw.

Schrebera koiloneura Gilg

Schrebera oligantha Gilg

Schrebera platyphylla Gilg

Schrebera schellenbergii Lingelsh.

Common Name:

Schrebera trichoclada
Leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Günter Baumann; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Günter Baumann
Schrebera trichoclada Schrebera trichoclada Schrebera trichoclada

General Information

Schrebera trichoclada is a deciduous shrub or a tree that can grow from 2 - 10 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southern Africa - Angola to Tanzania, south to Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique

Habitat

Dry lowland forest, woodland and thickets[
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
]. Deciduous wood,and, often on rocky or sandy soils.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used to treat snake bites - the new leaves and twigs are chewed and the very bitter juice is swallowed, whilst the paste of it crushed in a pestle is smeared on the wound after incising with a razor blade[
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
]. The leaves are also used to treat coughs and stomach-ache[
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
].

The bark is used in the treatment of coughs, snake bites, traucoma, stomachache and eye diseases[
1126
Title
A Survey of Medicinal Plants in Tabora Region, Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo C.K.
Publisher
Tanzania Forestry Research Institute, Lushoto Tanzania
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of the medicinal uses of around 125 species of plants
].

Other Uses

The wood is hard, heavy. It is used for poles and spoons[
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
].
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
].

Propagation

Seed - sow with the wings pointing upwards in a containers in a lightly shaded position. Stored seed usually germinates within 4 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant out when large enough[
295
Title
PlantZAfrica.com
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.plantzafrica.com
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site giving detailed descriptions and uses of many S. African plants.
].
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