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Useful Tropical Plants

Ouratea parviflora

(DC.) Baill.

Ochnaceae

+ Synonyms

Gomphia bracteosa Wawra

Gomphia parviflora DC.

Ouratea lucidula (Turcz.) Engl.

Common Name:

Ouratea parviflora

General Information

Ouratea parviflora is a shrub or small tree growing 3 - 5 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal purposes and for the oil obtained from its seed[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. Experimental plantations were set up in the 1920's in northern Borneo.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.

Habitat

Atlantic rainforest.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

A valuable edible oil is obtained from the fruits[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Medicinal

The oil obtained from the seed is used as a treatment against leprosy and other skin diseases[
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.
].

Other Uses

A non-drying, edible oil, known as Batiputa, or Bati oil, is obtained from the seed[
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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