(Franch.) Wiens & Polhill
Loranthus nummulariifolius Franch.
Tapinostemma nummulariifolium (Franch.) Tiegh.
Plicosepalus nummulariifolius is an evergreen, parasitic shrub growing in the branches of various tree species.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of tannins.
- Flora of Somalia
- Thulin M. (Editor)
- Kew Publishing, London.
- Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.
Northeast tropical Africa - Djibouti, Somalia.
A parasitic plant in deciduous bushland; growing at elevations from 10 - 1,750 metres on Acacia, Caesalpinia, Boswellia, Commiphora spp.
The bark is a source of tannins[
- Dictionary of Economic Plants.
- Uphof. J. C. Th.
- 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.
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