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Useful Tropical Plants

Alepidea peduncularis

Steud. ex A.Rich.

Apiaceae

+ Synonyms

Alepidea coarctata Dummer

Alepidea congesta Schltr. & H.Wolff

Alepidea fischeri (Engl.) Schltr. & H.Wolff

Alepidea gracilis Dummer

Alepidea longifolia coarctata (Dümmer) Weim.

Alepidea longifolia propinqua (Dümmer) Weim.

Alepidea longifolia swynnertonii (Dümmer) Weim.

Alepidea massaica Schltr. & H.Wolff

Alepidea propinqua Dummer

Alepidea swynnertonii Dummer

Eryngium pedunculare (Steud. ex A.Rich.) Koso-Pol.

Common Name:

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General Information

Alepidea peduncularis is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing strongly branched stems up to 120cm tall from a cluster of thick, fleshy, fibrous roots[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical east Africa - Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, south to southern DR Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe and S. Africa.

Habitat

Predominantly in montane, often-burnt grassland[
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Properties

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HabitPerennial
Height1.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Young leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
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Medicinal

A decoction of the roots is taken in the treatment of coughs and fevers[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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