Lannea microcarpa Engl. & K. Krause [family ANACARDIACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . PDF | Lannea microcarpa (Anacardiaceae) is a tropical tree used in African folk medicine and commercial dermopharmaceutical formulations. Lannea microcarpa. lannea_microcarpa-_dreyer-stiftung-_dano-_bf- _5_porembski__d64bd3 Common Name:Tree grapes. References.

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Publisher Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Micrkcarpa Zusammenarbeit; Germany Year ISBN Description A well-researched book, usually with more than one photograph of each species and good information on the plant and its uses.

It turns yellow if acids are added to the bath. The root bark is considered good for treating skin-infections. Bunds planted with Leucaena However, Lannea acida is more important medicinally.

It also occurs on rocky soil in Sahel savanna.

Range West tropical Africa – Senegal to Cameroon. A leaf decoction is drunk to treat swellings; it is also added to a bath. The bark is pounded and boiled for 2—3 hours in water.

Between each dyeing, the cloth is dried in the sun. The fruits contain anthocyanins, about mg per g dry pulp. The bark of Lannea welwitschii Hiern Engl.


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West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Lannea microcarpa Engl. &

The dye is not very fast, except in the black parts of the design. The main anthocyanin glycosides present are two different galactopyranosides of cyanidin: The cotton cloth is plunged once into the Lannea dye-bath, then 3 times in the Anogeissus bath and finally once again in the Lannea bath.

It is used in baths and lotions for blotches, herpes, etc. Ropes are made from the very fibrous bark. Crown of the tree Photograph by: Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

In Ghana among the Akan and the Ashanti people, the dye from the bark is traditionally used for mourning clothes although red synthetic dyestuffs may now be used instead. Lannea comprises about 40 species, most of them restricted to Africa, and the bark of many of them is or has been used as a source of a red-brown dye. It turns yellow if acids are added to the bath. The fruits microocarpa anthocyanins, about mg per g dry pulp.



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In the northern parts of Burkina Faso it is considered vulnerable. Lannea species are not cultivated for dyeing purposes. Lannea microcarpa Photo 9. Le monde des teintures naturelles. The red dye has protective symbolic power, hides bloodstains and is believed to heal the wounds.

The plant seems to prefer friable deep soils mictocarpa is often found on cultivated land[ Title The Useful Microvarpa of West Tropical Africa. The bark has a sweet smell and contains a gum which is soluble in water and is edible[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.

Lannea microcarpa Photo 6. In Benin dried pulverized aerial parts are rubbed into scarifications against pain between the ribs and are taken internally against colic. The bark is pounded and boiled lanne 2—3 hours in water.