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Useful Tropical Plants

Simaba glandulifera

Gardner

Simaroubaceae

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Common Name:

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General Information

Simaba glandulifera is a shrub with a single stem growing 1.8 - 3 metres tall. The stem is crowned by a cluster of spreading, pinnate leaves 60 - 90cm long from which grows a large panicle, 60 - 90cm long, of highly odoriferous flowers. The whole plant has an appearance somewhat like a palm.
The bark is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - eastern Brazil.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is anthelmintic, bitter, febrifuge and tonic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
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.
,
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
,
739
Title
Medicinal Plants of Brazil
Publication
 
Author
Mors W.B.; Rizzini C.T.; Pereira N.A.
Publisher
Reference Publications; Michigan.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-917256-42-5
Description
An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1,500 species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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