Saturday, 6 May 2017

Baissea multiflora

Baissea multiflora

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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. 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.


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