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Useful Tropical Plants

Schnella outimouta

(Aubl.) Wunderlin

Fabaceae


Recent research into plants formerly included in Bauhinia (see Wunderlin, R.P. 2010. Reorganization of the Cercideae (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae). Phytoneuron 2010-48: 1-5.) has reorganized the species of Bauhinia into 9 genera. Although not universally accepted as yet (2011), we are following this new treatment because it has been taken up by several authorities including GRIN, Flora of North America[
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Title
Flora of N. America
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Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
] and African Flowering Plants[
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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.
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+ Synonyms

Bauhinia coronata Benth.

Bauhinia dubia Vogel

Bauhinia marowijnensis Kleinhoonte

Bauhinia outimouta Aubl.

Bauhinia riparia Mart. ex Benth.

Bauhinia rubiginosa Bong.

Bauhinia speciosa Roxb.

Bauhinia superba Steud.

Binaria rubiginosa (Bong.) A.Schmitz

Phanera outimouta (Aubl.) L.P.Queiroz

Schnella rubiginosa Benth.

Common Name:

Schnella outimouta
Flowering stems
Photograph by: Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil
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General Information

Schnella outimouta is a vigorous climbing shrub with a flattened, undulating stem. It can climb high into the trees, supporting itself by means of tendrils[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam; C. America - Costa Rica, Nicaragua.

Habitat

Rainforests, especially along the sides of river; forested slopes[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height20.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The wood is boiled, and the water drunk as a treatment for diarrhoea or dysentery[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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