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Useful Tropical Plants

Strychnos mostueoides

Leeuwenb.

Loganiaceae

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Common Name:

Strychnos mostueoides
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed (Fig 13 - 19 only)
Photograph by: Flore de Madagascar et des Comores, Loganiace?es, vol. 167: p. 93, t. 29 (1984) [I. Zewald]
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General Information

Strychnos mostueoides is a shrub growing from 2 - 3 metres tall[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Africa - Medagascar.

Habitat

Forests near river banks, at elevations from sea-level up to 500 metres, exceptionally to 1,000 metres[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the aerial parts is taken to treat malaria[
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Title
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http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Eight indole alkaloids have been identified from the root bark: normacusine B, caracusine VII, strychnofendlerine, spermostrychnine, strychnobrasiline, deacetylstrychnobrasiline, malagashine and malagashanine. Chemically normacusine B belongs to the corynanthean class of alkaloids, the other compounds belong to the strychnine class. Normacusine B is also found in Rauvolfia, Tabernaemontana and Vinca spp. It is sympatholytic and its hypotensive activity is stronger than that of reserpine, which is commonly used against high blood pressure[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Publisher
 
Year
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Malagashanine has been shown to have promising chemosensitizing activity against chloroquine-resistant strains of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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