Baissea axillaris

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Baissea axillaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Apocyneae
Genus: Baissea
Species: B. axillaris
Binomial name
Baissea axillaris
(Benth.) Hua
Synonyms[1]

Baissea axillaris grows as a liana up to 15 metres (49 ft) long, with a trunk diameter of up to 12 centimetres (4.7 in). Its flowers feature a yellow, orange or white corolla, sometimes with red spots or stripes inside. Habitat is in forests from sea-level to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) altitude. Local medicinal uses include as a treatment for kidney problems and colic and as a diuretic.[2] B. axillaris is found in Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baissea axillaris". The Plant List. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 111–112. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ Search for "Baissea axillaris", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 15 August 2013