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Useful Tropical Plants

Paropsia brazzaeana

Baill.

Passifloraceae

+ Synonyms

Paropsia argutidens Sleumer

Paropsia reticulata Engl.

Common Name:

Paropsia brazzaeana
Fruiting branch
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Paropsia brazzaeana Paropsia brazzaeana

General Information

Paropsia brazzaeana can be a many-stemmed shrublet growing up to 1 metre tall from a rhizomatous rootstock, or it can become a shrub up to 4 metres tall with a short bole 5cm in diameter[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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0
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Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Angola, DR CongoZambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe.

Habitat

Woodland, forest and thickets on Kalahari sand or clayey soils; fringing, gallery and secondary forests; at elevations up to 1,600 metres[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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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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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A bark decoction is used as a vapour bath, and the leaf sap is drunk, as a treatment for rheumatism, whilst the leaf pulp is rubbed on the painful area[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
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/
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A root-bark decoction is taken orally to treat amoebic dysentery[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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A root extract is taken orally to treat gonorrhoea and it is also used as a mouthwash to treat toothache[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

The fruit juice is taken to treat headache and is used as nose drops to cure infections in the nose[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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An aqueous root-bark extract has shown significant antibacterial, anti-amoebic and antispasmodic activities[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].
The plant contains flavones, tannins, saponins and hydrocyanic acid[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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