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Useful Tropical Plants

Volkameria acerbiana

Vis.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Clerodendrum acerbianum (Vis.) Benth. & Hook.f.

Clerodendrum holstii G├╝rke ex Baker

Cornacchinia fragiformis Savi

Common Name:

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General Information

Volkameria acerbiana is an erect or climbing shrub with long stems; it can grow from 1 - 3 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

610
Title
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Publication
 
Author
Beentje H.J.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=396814
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
Available on-line, a modern flora of East Africa.

Range

Central and east Africa - Chad, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania

Habitat

Acacia woodland and scrub, riverine forest remnants, sand-dunes; at elevations up to about 180 metres[
610
Title
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Publication
 
Author
Beentje H.J.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=396814
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
Available on-line, a modern flora of East Africa.
]. Dry savannah and on riverine alluvium[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
PollinatorsLepidoptera, Bees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are stomachic and vermifuge. They are used to treat stomach troubles and to expel parasites[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

The leaves are emetic. They are used in the treatment of malnutrition and debility[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Softwood cuttings
Cuttings of half-ripe wood
Root cuttings
Division of suckers
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2023-12-08. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Volkameria+acerbiana>

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