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Useful Tropical Plants

Vismia guineensis

(L.) Choisy

Hypericaceae

+ Synonyms

Hypericum guineense L.

Psorospermum guineense (L.) Hochr.

Vismia laurentii polyandra Hochr.

Vismia leonensis Hook.f.

Common Name:

Vismia guineensis
Fruiting branch
Photograph by: Cyrille Mas
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General Information

Vismia guineensis is usually a shrub growing 2 - 3 metres tall, though it sometimes becomes a small tree that can reach 15 metres in height[
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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 sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Senegal to DR Congo, south to Gabon.

Habitat

Edges of rainforests, secondary forests, at elevations from sea level to 200 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 *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the lowland moist tropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark contains a yellow resin that is used to make an ointment. It is used in the treatment of the disease 'craw-craw'[
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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.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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