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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Flowers unisexual, male and female flowers very similar in appearance, regular, 4— 5-merous, greenish white or pinkish white, fragrant; pedicel c.

Charred pulverized roots are sniffed for treatment of headache and blocked nose. Cape ash is a large evergreen tree that grows to about 15 m in height, and occurs in a number of different habitats, from high altitude evergreen forests to riverine forests, and from the sea level to about m above sea level.

Kew Bulletin, Additional Series 15, H. Although it is commonly called the Cape ash, this tree is not related to the true ashes Fraxinus sp. Ekebergia capensis Photograph courtesy of Studio Atrium Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction.

Seed extracts showed significant in-vitro anthelmintic activity against Haemonchus contortussupporting the traditional use as an anthelmintic for livestock in Ethiopia. The seed weight is — g.


West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Ekebergia senegalensis

The large glossy green leaves that are often tinged with a pinkish patch, or pink edges are pinnate. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. It planes to a smooth surface and senegalesnis a fair polish.

The genus Ekebergia was named after Captain C. Leaves are browsed by domestic stock and game. Ekebergia capensis is planted as an ornamental, particularly as a roadside tree, but also as a garden tree for its attractively coloured fruits and for shade.

Ekebergia capensis (PROTA) – PlantUse English

The fruit is edible but usually not much liked. Johannesburg van Wyk, B-E. Bark and roots have been used as ordeal poisons. Fresh seeds start germinating after 4—9 weeks.

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Ekebergia capensis

It prefers deep sandy soils. 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. For a multipurpose tree of such wide occurrence, surprisingly little is known on growth, propagation and management of Ekebergia capensis in cultivation.

Useful trees and shrubs for Tanzania: Evergreen or sometimes semideciduous, dioecious, small to medium-sized tree up to 30 m tall; bole straight or sometimes crooked, branchless for up to 12 m, up to cm in diameter, fluted or with short buttresses at base; bark surface smooth but in older trees often becoming rough and scaly, pale grey to dark grey or brownish grey, inner bark reddish, sometimes with white streaks; crown large and spreading or dense and rounded; twigs short-hairy, glabrescent, with conspicuous whitish lenticels, branchlets marked by circular leaf-scars.


The fruit is edible but usually not much liked. Ekebergia capensis 1, flowering twig; 2, part of fruiting twig.

Useful trees and shrubs for Uganda: The wood has good veneering and moulding properties. Technical Manual No 6. 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. There are 23 citations in Afrirefs related to Ekebergia capensis Sparrm. Although its wood is not particularly valuable, wider planting for timber production is a serious option.

The wood is used by Zulu people to facilitate childbirth. Bark and roots have been used as esnegalensis poisons. It is characterized by its winged leaf rachis.