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Useful Tropical Plants

Zornia gibbosa

Span.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Zornia angustifolia Sm.

Zornia graminea Span.

Common Name:

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General Information

Zornia gibbosa is a much-branched, prostrate to ascending annual to perennial plamt usually growing from a slender rootstock but sometimes from a thick tuber; the stems can be up to 50cm long[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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287
Title
Flora of Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.efloras.org
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.
,
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

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
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

E. Asia - Pakistan, India, Nepal, southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, northern Australia

Habitat

Sandy places and flood plains; at elevations from 100 - 1,200 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.25 m

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[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is antiinflammatory and astringent. It is used in the treatment of inflammations and dysentery[
1630
Title
Anti-inflammatory Studies of the Alcoholic Extract of Zornia gibbosa
Publication
Pharmacologyonline 1: 67-76 (2011)
Author
Sumit N. Laxane et al
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The roots are used as a soporific given to children[
1630
Title
Anti-inflammatory Studies of the Alcoholic Extract of Zornia gibbosa
Publication
Pharmacologyonline 1: 67-76 (2011)
Author
Sumit N. Laxane et al
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

An alcohol extract of the aerial parts of the plant have been shown to have an effective antiinflammatory activity[
1630
Title
Anti-inflammatory Studies of the Alcoholic Extract of Zornia gibbosa
Publication
Pharmacologyonline 1: 67-76 (2011)
Author
Sumit N. Laxane et al
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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