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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Fulani camp in a Balanites It also occurs on rocky soil in Sahel savanna. The plant seems to prefer friable deep soils and is often found on cultivated land[ Title The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. It turns yellow if acids are added to the bath. The antidiarrhoeic effect of the bark has been confirmed by tests.
After it has cooled down, the decoction is filtered and is then ready for use as a dye bath[ Title Protabase lnnea Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Very comprehensive as regards to species covered, but the information on each species is often rather terse. Subsequently the cloth is dyed using iron-rich mud of the bogolan technique.
However, Lannea acida is more important medicinally. Trees, shrubs and lianas of West African dry zones. Between each dyeing, the cloth is dried in the sun. If you have any useful information about this kannea, please leave a comment.
Accessed 13 November A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web – see http: It is midrocarpa used by both sexes for ritual clothes worn at crucial stages of life such as circumcision and excision, delivery mixrocarpa death. A leaf decoction is drunk to treat swellings; it is also added to a bath[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands.
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However, the generally low germination responses are caused by the seed-coat imposed dormancy, not due to an impermeability of the endocarp to water. The red dye has protective symbolic power, hides bloodstains and is believed microcarrpa heal the wounds. Flowers unisexual, regular, 4-merous, c.
Lannea comprises about 40 species, most of them restricted to Africa, and the bark of many of them is or has micfocarpa used as a source of a red-brown dye.
Editions ScientifikA, Amiens, France. The bark of Lannea welwitschii Hiern Engl. Micrrocarpa page was last modified on 13 Septemberat Lannea microcarpa Photo Lannea species are not cultivated for dyeing purposes. In this process a mordant has to be used.
Garments made with plain ochre-red cloth or with black designs on an ochre-red ground obtained with this dye are mostly worn by men, originally in blood-shedding circumstances such as hunting and war.
The bark has a sweet smell and contains a gum which is soluble in water and is edible[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Garments made with plain ochre-red cloth or with black designs on an ochre-red ground obtained with this dye are mostly worn by men, originally in blood-shedding circumstances such as hunting and war.
Subsequently the cloth is dyed using iron-rich mud of the bogolan technique. A leaf decoction is drunk to treat swellings; it is also added to a bath. Lannea microcarpa occurs in savanna vegetation. The tree has a range of uses, being harvested from the wild to provide food, medicines, fibre, dyestuff and fuel for the local people. Fruits lannsa sold in a local market Photograph by: Leaves fall off at the beginning of the dry season; flowering is at the end of the dry season, before the appearance of the new leaves.
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A leaf decoction is drunk to treat swellings; it is also added to a bath. There are book citations related to Lannea microcarpa Engl. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Publisher Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit; Germany Year ISBN Description A well-researched book, usually with more than one photograph of each species and good information on the plant and its uses. The young leaves are eaten as a vegetable and cattle browse leaves as a forage.