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Useful Tropical Plants

Pisonia lanceolata

(Poir.) Choisy

Nyctaginaceae

+ Synonyms

Calpidia lanceolata Poir.

Pisonia calpidia Steud.

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General Information

Pisonia lanceolata is a tree growing up to 8 metres tall. The bole is short and thick[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Mauritius, RĂ©union.

Habitat

Remnants of natural forest in rocky localities, often along rivers and by lakes and ascending to the mountains[
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Properties

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HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Young sprouts - cooked and eaten as a vegetable. They taste like cabbage[
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Medicinal

A leaf poultice, mixed with salt and wrapped in the leaves of Ricinus communis or Terminalia catappa, is used to treat poisonous fish bites[
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The leaves and stems contain alkaloids, phenols, tannins, coumarins, sterols, terpenes and traces of saponins[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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