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Useful Tropical Plants

Zornia leptophylla

(Benth.) Pittier

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Zornia diphylla leptophylla Benth.

Common Name:

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General Information

Zornia leptophylla is an annual plant with an erect to creeping, branched stem that can be 50cm long[
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 an insecr repellant.

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

Northern S. America - eastern Brazil (Minas Gerais northwards), Colombia

Habitat

Savannah, dry forests and rocky soils at higher elevations.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.30 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The aromatic leaves and stems are dried and pulverized then used as an insect repellent[
630
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 28
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1981
ISBN
 
Description
An article on the Ethnopharmacological uses of plants in northwestern S. America, amongst many other articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The plant is alkaloid-negative[
630
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 28
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1981
ISBN
 
Description
An article on the Ethnopharmacological uses of plants in northwestern S. America, amongst many other articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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