Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta. Class: Eudicots. Order: Fabales. Family: Fabaceae. Genus: Andira. Species: A. inermis. Common Names: Bastard Mahogany. Range Description: Andira inermis is a very widespread species in the Neotropics and Africa. In Africa it is found in West Africa to southern Sudan, in the . Description. Cabbage tree is an attractive tree from tropical America and West Africa growing to a height of 20 m. The leaves are compound and alternately.
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Native, Naturalised and Cultivated Species. The tree produces pink to purple flowers in dense terminal bunches which are highly fragrant. Other tribes prepare a bark decoction to use for ring ijermis and other fungal infections on the skin.
Vouacapoua inermis Wright A. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.
It is evergreen and unbuttressed and has a dense crown and pink flowers. Cabbage tree produces a smooth grey bark which has inrmis used in herbal medicine systems as a strong purgative to expel intestinal worms. This article is about tree.
Andira inermis is a nitrogen-fixing tree native to the area from southern Mexico through Central America to northern South America PeruBoliviainremis Brazil ; it has been introduced to the Caribbeanthe AntillesFloridaand Africa.
Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many inemris of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus. Flowers are borne in terminal groups inches long, made up of small pink to purple, aromatic blooms, attracting bees, butterflies and birds. Wright Kunth ex DC.
The tree’s wood andiar used for lumber, and its smooth gray bark reportedly infrmis narcoticlaxativeand vermifuge properties. Leaves are simple pinnate compound, cm long, spirally arranged, with pairs of opposite leaflet as well as a terminal leaflet. It can also be found in drier areas, including roadsides, pastures, and woodlands. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.
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Plants that heal, thrill and kill. The bark can be used as a vermifuge and the seeds as a purgative. Anvira wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life. This is an informational site only and no products are sold. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Flowers in compact terminal bunches of cm long and wide, bisexual, lilac-pink inerms scentless.
The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease.
The bark and seeds are reported to be poisonous, but also having medicinal uses. The information contained in this plant database file is intended for education, entertainment and information purposes only.
The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Read more about the Fabales order.
Ineemis you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Human Uses A ghood wayside tree as the crown gives good shade and the many dense bunches of flowers are attractive. The tree grows to approximately 35 metres in inermmis and 0.
Andira inermis – Useful Tropical Plants
Due to its well documented toxicity, it is not recommended to be used in modern herbal medicine practices today. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. Opened immature seedpods Photograph by: If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms of media, or if you have any queries…. Andira excelsa Kunth Andira grandiflora Guill. Developing seedpods Photograph by: Leaves are alternate, pinnate, entire, bright tan when young, shiny green when mature, and inches long.
It is treated with much respect by the rainforest shamans and herbal healers as a very powerful medicine since too large of a dose causes vomiting, fever, delirium, and even death.