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Useful Tropical Plants

Tragia tenuifolia

Benth.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Tragia calvescens Pax

Tragia klingii Pax

Tragia manniana Müll.Arg.

Tragia zenkeri Pax

Common Name:

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General Information

Tragia tenuifoliais a climbing perennial plant with stems that can become more or less woody and twine into the surrounding vegetation for support[
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Flora Zambesiaca
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal uses.

Known Hazards

The plant has some stinging hairs, though less than many other species in this genus[
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Flora Zambesiaca
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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Botanical References

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Flora Zambesiaca
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http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Tropical Africa - Guinea to Sudan and Uganda, south to Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Habitat

An understorey plant in mixed evergreen rainforest[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Year
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Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A poultice of the leaves is rubbed on the abdomen of a pregnant woman to induce foetal movement and a leaf infusion is drunk against threatening abortion[
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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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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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