Kotschya uguenensis is an erect shrub with an unpleasant aroma; it can grow 100 - 600cm tall[
The plant has excellent potential for use as a larvicide against mosquito larvae[
East tropical Africa - Tanzania, eastern Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique
Forming impenetrable thickets along the margins of water courses, forest edges, evergreen bushland and moor, Syzygium swamp forest; at elevations from 1,000 - 2,010 metres[
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The root and stem barks are an effective larvicide against the mosquito Anopheles gambiae, giving 100% mortality within 3 days at a dose of 50 μg/ml of the extracts or concentrations of powders[. The powders are more effective than the methanol extract, and work by disrupting growth patterns of the larvae[
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