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Useful Tropical Plants

Xylopia odoratissima

Welw. ex Oliv.

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Xylopia antunesii Engl. & Diels

Xylopicrum odoratissimum (Welw. ex Oliv.) Kuntze

Common Name:

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General Information

Xylopia odoratissima is a much-branched, spreading evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 2 - 9 metres tall[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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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.
].
The plant is sometimes used locally, harvested from the wild to make a stimulating drink. The flowers have a very pleasant and very fragrant aroma[
544
Title
Cataloge of African Plants Collected by Dr. Friedrich Welwitsch in 1853 - 1861
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Longmans & Co.; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
In 6 volumes, it gives botanical descriptions and some uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Southern Africa - Angola, southern DR Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Habitat

Brachystegia woodland, old cultivations; xerophilous thickets and in rocky places; open Baikiaea woodland, usually on sand or rocky ground; at elevations from 900 - 1,680 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

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height7.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The flowers are very fragrant. They are harvested when scarcely open, then infused in tepid water to make a stimulating and somewhat narcotic drink[
544
Title
Cataloge of African Plants Collected by Dr. Friedrich Welwitsch in 1853 - 1861
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Longmans & Co.; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
In 6 volumes, it gives botanical descriptions and some uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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