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Useful Tropical Plants

Kotschya strigosa

(Benth.) Dewit & P.A.Duvign.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Damapana strigosa (Benth.) Kuntze

Sarcobotrya strigosa (Benth.) R.Vig.

Smithia strigosa Benth.

Common Name:

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General Information

Kotschya strigosa is an erect or sprawling perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and persist; it can grow 30 - 240cm tall[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon; Uganda, Angola, southern DR Congo, Zambia, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar

Habitat

Grassland; bushland; cultivations; Brachystegia woodland; Brachystegia, Julbernardia, Uapaca and other woodlands; evergreen fringing forest; streamsides; lake shores; marsh edges; peaty or sandy soil; old fallow land; bushy rocky rather dry places; etc[32

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

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[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the leaves is used as a treatment for headaches, stomach pains[
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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/
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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.
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Other Uses

The wiry stems are bundled together to make brooms[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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