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Useful Tropical Plants

Trichoscypha patens

(Oliv.) Engl.

Anacardiaceae

+ Synonyms

Sorindeia patens Oliv.

Trichoscypha panniculata Engl.

Trichoscypha victoriae Engl.

Common Name:

Trichoscypha patens
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Olivier Lachenaud
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General Information

Trichoscypha patens is an evergreen tree growing from 9 - 25 metres tall. The bole can be up to 40cm in diameter. The plant is sometimes only a small shrub 25 - 35cm tall, and perhaps also sometimes adopts a climbing habit[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon, Equarorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, eastern DR Congo.

Habitat

Humid rain forests at elevations from 150 - 600 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A plant under this name is said to find medicinal use in Ivory Coast for the treatment of febrile pains[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

A bark-decoction is used to bathe a patient who is ill without diagnosable symptoms,the bark being taken from the east and west sides of the tree (relic of sun-worship?)[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

The leaf-sap is dripped into the eyes as a treatment for jaundice[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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