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Useful Tropical Plants

Pseudeminia muxiria

(Baker) Verdc.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Eriosema muxiria Baker

Rhynchosia muxiria (Baker) Torre

Common Name:

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General Information

Pseudeminia muxiria is an erect, perennial plant producing a cluster of more or less woody stems 100 - 170cm tall, from a very thick obliquely descending fleshy tuber around 80mm long, with rhizomes 25mm in diameter and 120 - 180cm long[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for its roots, which are used to make a kind of beer known as 'Oála'. It is sometimes cultivated for these roots in Angola[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
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.
]

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West Africa - Angola

Habitat

Rocky rather dry woods at river banks; very frequent[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.40 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Root[
544
Title
Cataloge of African Plants Collected by Dr. Friedrich Welwitsch in 1853 - 1861
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Longmans & Co.; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
In 6 volumes, it gives botanical descriptions and some uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is combined with the seeds of Eleusine coracana and used in brewing of a kind of beer called 'Oála'[
544
Title
Cataloge of African Plants Collected by Dr. Friedrich Welwitsch in 1853 - 1861
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Longmans & Co.; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
In 6 volumes, it gives botanical descriptions and some uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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