The leaves, stem bark and root bark of Ekebergia senegalensis, which has some traditional medicinal applications were investigated. Phytochemical analysis. PDF | The study on the analgesic activities of aqueous extract of Ekebergia senegalensis A. Juss stem bark in albino rats was carried out. Rats were. Ekebergia senegalensis. (),. Ekebergia rueppelliana. (Fresen.) A. Rich. (),. Ekebergia mildbraedii. Harms (). Vernacular names. Cape ash.

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It differs from Ekebergia capensis in its thicker twigs with inconspicuous lenticels and in its leaflets with rounded to notched apex.

Tip cuttings or hardwood cuttings have been used successfully, and these can be planted in trays filled with river sand; truncheons can be planted directly into the field. Seeds with thin seed coat. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account.

Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya. Fruit a globose to ellipsoid drupe 1—2 —3 cm long, pink to red-brown or deep red when ripe, with 2—4 stones, each stone usually containing 1 seed. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? For a multipurpose tree of such wide occurrence, surprisingly little is known on growth, propagation and management of Ekebergia capensis in cultivation. This is a tropical and subtropical family of trees and shrubs. Ekebergia capensis 1, flowering twig; 2, part of fruiting twig.

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The foliage is browsed by livestock in the dry season. The seed weight is — g. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 24 1: Plants visited by bees and other useful plants of Umalila, southern Tanzania. The wood is used by Zulu people to facilitate childbirth. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Citation in scholarly articles. Ekebergia capensis is very widespread, shows a remarkably wide habitat adaptation and is quite common in many regions.


The main stem of E. Tip or hardwood cuttings can be planted in trays filled with river sand or can be planted directly into the ground as truncheons.

It prefers deep sandy soils. Ekebergia capensis Ekebergia capensis tree of Fernkloof Skebergia using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. This is a well-represented family with 51 genera and species worldwide. The bark, seengalensis and leaves are widely used in traditional medicine. It is not durable and is susceptible to blue stain and insect attacks. The light and soft wood of Cape ash is easy to work with, and with its straw colour, it makes attractive furniture.

Useful trees and shrubs for Ethiopia: The root is chewed as an expectorant. Introduction This is a large attractive evergreen tree that has been used as a street tree in many towns and cities of South Africa, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. Therefore, there is no reason to consider it as threatened with genetic erosion. Ekebergia capensis Aluka – Ekebergia capensis Sparrm. Leaves are browsed by domestic stock and game. The wood is only used locally and has no importance on the international market. Ekeberg, whose sponsorship, in the 18 th Century, made it possible for Anders Sparrman the author of the tree species to visit Africa.


The wood should be treated with preservatives and anti-stain solution immediately after drying.

Ekebergia capensis – Viquipèdia, l’enciclopèdia lliure

It is characterized by its winged leaf rachis. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Useful trees and shrubs for Tanzania: Ekebbergia genus Ekebergia was named after Captain C.

Click on “show more” to view them. The bark and roots are commonly sold on local markets for medicinal purposes. The heartwood is whitish to pale pink when freshly cut, darkening to greyish white, pale pinkish brown or pale brown upon drying. Ekebergia capensis ekdbergia in transverse section. The large glossy green leaves that are often tinged with a pinkish patch, or pink edges are pinnate. Leaf macerations are used internally or externally to treat headache, fever, cough and skin complaints, and they are taken as a vermifuge.

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It is characterized by its winged leaf rachis. The wood is easy to saw and work with both hand and machine tools. Investigations of the roots of Ekebergia capensis revealed arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization. It is also a good ornamental garden tree and its ekebergai are enjoyed by birds and mammals. Hofmeyr is a small tree up to 6 —10 m tall, endemic ekkebergia eastern South Africa. A fleshy fruit containing four seeds appears green and then turns bright red as it ripens in autumn.