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Useful Tropical Plants

Ataenidia conferta

(Benth.) Milne-Redh.

Marantaceae

+ Synonyms

Ataenidia gabonensis Gagnep.

Calathea conferta Benth.

Donax conferta (Benth.) Roberty

Phrynium confertum (Benth.) K.Schum.

Phrynium crista-galli A.Chev.

Phrynium gabonense (Gagnep.) Loes.

Phrynium textile Ridl.

Phyllodes conferta (Benth.) Kuntze

Phyllodes textilis (Ridl.) T.Durand & Schinz

Common Name:

Ataenidia conferta
Leaves
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Ataenidia conferta Ataenidia conferta

General Information

Ataenidia conferta is a perennial plant forming dense tangles of growth up to 1.2 metres tall from short rhizomes.
The plant is used locally for making mats and baskets. It also has local medicinal applications.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire to Sudan, south to Angola and DR Congo.

Habitat

Wet places in dense forests[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are used to treat pulmonary problems[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Other Uses

The stems are used for making mats and baskets[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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