Common Name: Kousso. Hagenia abyssinica. Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruits and seed. Photograph by: Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen. This study provides insight into the medicinal importance of Hagenia abyssinica as well as the degree of threat on its population. Throughout history, Hagenia abyssinica has been used as an anthelmintic in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. Almost every Ethiopian used to.
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For more on the ethnomedicinal abyssinicaa of Hagenia abyssinica visit: Accessed 13 November First published in Syst. The dark red wood is used for furniture, flooring and carving, but is not durable. It is often found near the upper limit of forest growth, giving way to giant heather zones above it. Fungi, Mushrooms, Moulds, Slimes.
In-vitro tests have shown cytotoxic effects against carcinomous cells. There have been previous efforts to bring this species into conservation and propagation programmes, however, due to its increasing rarity and limited cultivation, there is a abyssiniva need to increase conservation work of this highly utilised species which is a key part of the Afromontane forests.
Hazards Side-effects resulting from consumption of infusions of hagenia flowers have been reported.
Taranaki Kiwi Trust 4: Birds Land and Estuaries Listed by binomial names and photos. Kew Backbone Distributions Hedberg, I. Use of Kosso was borrowed from Ethiopia, where as Richard Pankhurst quotes Merab as saying that “to mention it was to cover a quarter of that country’s pharmacopeia. The fruits are small and dried, hidden within the dried part of the flower.
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Living collections and other conservation measures are strongly recommended. It abyssinicw known in English as African redwoodEast African rosewood brayeracussohageniaor koussoin Amharic as kossoand in Swahili as mdobore or mlozilozi.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Some believe that side-effects are more severe when male flowers are used, and that male flowers have greater emetic activity.
Throughout history, Hagenia abyssinica has been used as an anthelmintic in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. Hagenia abyssinica is a species of hageniz plant native to the high-elevation Afromontane regions of central and eastern Africa. Trees are either male or female, with male flowers an orange to brown or white colour and red female flowers.
Specimens of Hagenia abyssinica flowers, stem, bark and wood are held in Kew’s Economic Botany Collection in the Sir Joseph Banks Building, where they are available to researchers by appointment. Individual trees are either male or female, but sometimes polygamous. Hagenia anthelmintica Kunth ex A.
Planing may be difficult due to interlocked grain, but the moulding, boring and turning are satisfactory. Research, Analysis and Information Network. The flakey bark of the trunk. Leucospermum reflexum Sky-rocket leucospermum Ligustrum japonicum Japanese privet. Crucial by clearing the area of competitive plants and heating the prospective seedbed. Red Sea Press,p. Pre-boring before screwing is essential. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction.
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Kenya, it is dominant in the zone above bamboo thickets, between — m, where it occurs in association with Hypericum revolutum Vahl, Juniperus procera Hochst. East African Redwood, Kosso. An infusion of the flowers is used abyyssinica against tapeworms, and in Ethiopia this has been in use hageniw so long that ‘the master has taken his kosso’ is a well-understood excuse meaning ‘he cannot see you’. Liverworts Mosses True Mosses Club. An adult tree is growing in the grounds of Burgess Park, New Plymouth.
Hakea decurrens Bushy Needlewood. Hagenia abyssinica is endemic to the Afromontane regions of central and eastern Africa. Rotokare Scenic Reserve 8: Each leaf is held on a winged leaf-stalk, measuring cm long in total. In the long term, the crude drug will hageni from use as a result of restrictions on use. Kosso wood is not durable, and is subject to attack by borers and termites. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account.
Hagenia abyssinica has strands of red flowers, giving the tree ornamental value. It can be found growing in mixed afromontane forest with PodocarpusAfrocarpusand other trees, and in drier afromontane forests abyssunica woodlands where Hagenia is dominant, or in mixed stands of Hagenia and Juniperus procera.
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