Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta. Class: Eudicots. Order: Fabales. Family: Fabaceae. Genus: Andira. Species: A. inermis. Common Names: Bastard Mahogany. Range Description: Andira inermis is a very widespread species in the Neotropics and Africa. In Africa it is found in West Africa to southern Sudan, in the . Description. Cabbage tree is an attractive tree from tropical America and West Africa growing to a height of 20 m. The leaves are compound and alternately.

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Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their andia name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant iner,is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.

As an ornamental it is suited to parks, yards and street sides for its foliage and flowers. Email us at dbsthh nus. Fruits are atypical of the family, having a fibrous pulp enclosing a round seed and not splitting open like most legumes do when ripe.

This is an informational site only and no products are sold. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Some of the active compounds found in cabbage tree bark or root include: Some Indian tribes in the Amazon use the bark to kill fish in the river.

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The tree grows to approximately 35 metres in height and 0. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: The outer bark is dark gray to brown, fissured, scaly and with an unpleasant cabbage-like odor; the inermiis bark a pinkish brown.


This article is about tree. It is treated with much respect by the rainforest shamans and herbal healers as a very powerful medicine since too large of a dose causes vomiting, fever, delirium, and even death. Flowering branches Photograph by: Flowers in compact terminal bunches of cm long and wide, bisexual, lilac-pink and scentless. Description A small evergreen tree to 20 m tall, it has a dense, dark green crown. The crown is dense, columnar or pyramidal to spreading, with young twigs that are brown and downy.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It grows primarily in riparian zones in forests along rivers. Developing seedpods Photograph by: Don Millettia rooseveltii De Wild. Andira inermis 50 Gal Std Call. Please refer to andia Conditions of Use for using this plant database file and web site. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. It also produces a small roundish fruit which contain a single large seed. Read more about the Fabaceae family. Leaves are alternate, pinnate, entire, bright tan when young, inemris green when mature, and inches long. Created by Leslie Taylor. It is evergreen and unbuttressed and has a dense crown and pink flowers. Due to its well documented toxicity, it is not recommended to be used in modern herbal medicine practices today.

Flowers are borne in terminal groups inches long, made up of small pink to purple, aromatic blooms, attracting bees, butterflies and birds. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, including websites, without written permission.


Wright Wndira ex DC. Now containing plants. A leader in creating a world-wide market for the important medicinal plants of the Amazon since Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.

Take Action “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. Bats and rodents feed on the fruit and disperse the seeds.

Retrieved from ” https: Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms of media, or if you have any queries…. The tree’s wood is used for lumber, and its smooth gray bark reportedly has andlralaxativeand vermifuge properties.

Andira inermis

Andira inermis is a nitrogen-fixing tree native to the area from southern Mexico through Central America to northern South America PeruBoliviaand Brazil ; it has been introduced to the Caribbeanthe AntillesFloridaand Africa. Andira excelsa Kunth Andira grandiflora Guill. Cabbage tree is a popular ornamental tree in the tropical countries where it grows; for the shade it provides and for the attractive fragrant flowers.


This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. The Tropical Plant Database.