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Useful Tropical Plants

Urobotrya congolana

(Baill.) Hiepko

Opiliaceae

+ Synonyms

Opilia afzelii Engl.

Opilia angustifolia (Stapf) Engl.

Opilia congolana Baill.

Opilia latifolia (Stapf) Engl.

Opilia stapfiana (Hutch. & Dalziel) Sleumer

Opilia trinervia (Stapf) Engl.

Urobotrya afzelii (Engl.) Stapf ex Hutch. & Dalziel

Urobotrya angustifolia Stapf

Urobotrya latifolia Stapf

Urobotrya trinervia Stapf

Urobotyra stapfiana Hutch. & Dalziel

Common Name:

Urobotrya congolana
Drawing of the flowers and leaves
Photograph by: Matilda Smith (died 1926)
Public domain

General Information

Urobotrya congolana is a shrub or small tree, sometimes adopting a more climbing habit. The plant can be 4 - 5 metres tall[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switz
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switz
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Cameroon, south to Gabon and Congo.

Habitat

An undershrub in rain-forest or dry forest, in riverine forest and secondary forest[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switz
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant can flower and fruit all year round[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switz
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The root is beaten, mixed with white clay, and then rubbed on the body as a remedy for rheumatism etc[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switz
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

The wood is very flexible. It has been used to make a spring in traps[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switz
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-12-11. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Urobotrya+congolana>

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