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Useful Tropical Plants

Acrotome inflata

Benth.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Acrotome amboensis Briq.

Lasiocorys eenii (Hiern) Baker

Leucas eenii Hiern

Common Name:

Acrotome inflata

General Information

Acrotome inflata is an erect, branched, annual plant growing 15 - 100cm tall.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and insect repellent.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.

Range

Southern Africa - southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, S. Africa.

Habitat

Plains[
394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.60 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of drier areas in the tropics and subtropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the leaves is used to relieve persistent coughing[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

The dried, spiny flower heads are gently rubbed on the affected area to relieve aching breasts[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

Other Uses

The flower heads are burnt to repel mosquitoes[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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