Lannea microcarpa Engl. & K. Krause [family ANACARDIACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . PDF | Lannea microcarpa (Anacardiaceae) is a tropical tree used in African folk medicine and commercial dermopharmaceutical formulations. Lannea microcarpa. lannea_microcarpa-_dreyer-stiftung-_dano-_bf- _5_porembski__d64bd3 Common Name:Tree grapes. References.

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Very comprehensive as regards to species covered, but the information on each species is often rather terse.

Cookies help us deliver our services. The use of Lannea bark for red dyeing is still important and widespread in West Africa. The fruits are eaten raw or dried and a fermented drink is prepared from the pulp. In Ghana leaves are used as a dressing for wounds. To obtain a faster colour, bogolan dyers associate this dye with a decoction of microcadpa bark of Anogeissus leiocarpa DC. It also occurs on rocky soil in Sahel savanna. Flora of West Tropical Africa.

Lannea microcarpa Lannea microcarpa Engl. There are 3 news article citations related to Lannea microcarpa Engl. Accessed 13 November llannea Textile de coton, bogolan: Showing 0 of 0 comments. There are 20 citations in Afrirefs related to Lannea microcarpa Engl. It is also used by both sexes for ritual clothes worn at crucial stages of life such as circumcision and excision, delivery and death.


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The bark yields an edible gum which is soluble in water. Bogolan, un art textile du Mali. It prefers deep friable soil and is often found on cultivated land, where it is not cut down but preserved for its edible fruits. In Benin dried pulverized aerial parts are rubbed into scarifications against pain between the ribs and are taken internally against colic. Citation in web searches. However, Lannea acida is more important medicinally.

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The bark of Lannea schweinfurthii Engl. Woody plants of Ghana, with special reference to their uses.

In Nigeria leaves, bark, roots and fruits are applied to treat mouth blisters, rheumatism, sore throat, dysentery, as a cathartic and as a dressing on boils. Lannea microcarpa Lannea microcarpa x – k – microcwrpa en. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. The bark of Lannea schweinfurthii Engl. A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.


It can be dried and used like raisins[ Title Lost Crops of Africa. However, Lannea acida is more important medicinally. Their Characteristics and Uses. The powdered root, mixed with salt, is microccarpa into a tampon for application to the scrotum in treating orchitis[ Title The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Between each dyeing, the cloth is dried in the sun. The main anthocyanin glycosides present are two different galactopyranosides of cyanidin: The bark is pounded and boiled for 2—3 hours in water.