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Useful Tropical Plants

Zornia brasiliensis

Vogel

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: UrinĂ¡ria

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General Information

Zornia brasiliensis is a decumbent to erect perennial plant that becomes more or less woody near the base and persists; it can grow up to 50cm tall[
1631
Title
A Monograph of the Leguminous Genus Zornia
Publication
Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, 16:1, 1-141, 1961
Author
Mohlenbrock R.H.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00837792.1961.10669720
Publisher
 
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
 
]..
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1631
Title
A Monograph of the Leguminous Genus Zornia
Publication
Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, 16:1, 1-141, 1961
Author
Mohlenbrock R.H.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00837792.1961.10669720
Publisher
 
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - northeast Brazil, Venezuela

Habitat

In fields and along streams[
1631
Title
A Monograph of the Leguminous Genus Zornia
Publication
Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, 16:1, 1-141, 1961
Author
Mohlenbrock R.H.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00837792.1961.10669720
Publisher
 
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria; these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The whole plant is diuretic. It is used to treat disorders of the urinary system, and is also used in the treatment of venereal diseases - a handful of the plant in decoction in a litre of water is drunk instead of water until the symptoms disappear[
583
Title
Medicinal and poisonous diversity of the flora of 'Cariri Paraibano', Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Agra M.F. Et al
Website
http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jethpharm
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
An article from the Journal of Ethnopharmacy, available as a PDF document on the Internet. Brief details of some medicinal plants from an area of Brazil.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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