Baissea multiflora

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Baissea multiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Apocyneae
Genus: Baissea
Species: B. multiflora
Binomial name
Baissea multiflora
A.DC.
Synonyms[1]
  • Baissea angolensis Stapf
  • Baissea caudiloba Stapf
  • Baissea concinna Stapf ex Hutch. & Dalziel
  • Baissea heudelotii Hua
  • Baissea laxiflora Stapf
  • Baissea thollonii Hua
  • Guerkea congolana De Wild. & T.Durand
  • Oncinotis axillaris K.Schum

Baissea multiflora grows as a shrub up to 6 metres (20 ft) tall or as a liana up to 30 metres (98 ft) long, with a stem diameter of up to 12 centimetres (4.7 in). Its fragrant flowers feature a white, pink or orange corolla. Habitat is in forests from 150 metres (490 ft) to 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) altitude. The plant's numerous local medicinal uses include as a treatment for colic, rheumatism, arthritis, kidney problems, haemorrhoids, lumbago, conjunctivitis, appendicitis, diarrhoea and gonorrhoea.[2] B. multiflora is found in Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baissea multiflora". The Plant List. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 112–113. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ Search for "Baissea multiflora", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 16 August 2013 

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