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.

Author: Zujora Mikree
Country: Somalia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 17 April 2009
Pages: 70
PDF File Size: 12.9 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.35 Mb
ISBN: 169-9-89961-555-9
Downloads: 45720
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Bralmaran

It is suitable for light flooring, joinery, interior trim, ship building, vehicle bodies, sporting goods, toys, novelties, vats, food containers, boxes, crates, matches, turnery, veneer and plywood. Ekebergia capensis wood in transverse section. Soaking the seeds in water for one day and subsequent scrubbing with a brush promotes germination.

Methanol extracts of the bark showed pronounced antibacterial activity against several bacteria. Volume 2, part 1. It air dries rapidly and without serious degrade. Logs should be removed from the forest immediately after felling because they are very susceptible to blue stain and insect attacks. The wood is used by Zulu people to facilitate childbirth.

West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Ekebergia senegalensis

The seed weight is — g. 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 ekeberggia. Ekebergia capensis Ekebergia capensis tree of Fernkloof The wood is locally valued for furniture, and it is also used for light construction, poles and tool handles.


Tests on guinea-pig uterine smooth muscle showed uterotonic activity of wood extracts of Ekebergia capensis ; the active compounds isolated were identified as oleanonic acid and 3-epioleanolic acid. Boards up to 25 mm thick can be air dried in less than one month and thin boards can be kiln dried in 6 days.

Fruit a globose to ellipsoid drupe 1—2 —3 cm long, pink to red-brown or deep red when ripe, with 2—4 stones, each stone usually containing 1 seed. View ejebergia plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Several interesting pharmacological activities have been demonstrated, which may serve as a basis for the development of drugs.

It is also used for tanning. Ekebergia capensis Ekebergia capensis x – 6k – jpg www.

There are 5 Wikipedia citations related to Ekebergia capensis Sparrm. The wood has good veneering and moulding properties. What code is in the image? It is also used as firewood and for charcoal production. Ekebergia capensis leaves and fruits. Ekebergia capensis can also be propagated by cuttings.

Ekebergia capensis | Plantz Africa

Fallen fruits are eaten by mammals such as antelopes, wild pigs, baboons and vervet monkeys. However, in Uganda and parts of Ethiopia it is considered threatened. Seeds lose their viability rapidly and storage for long periods is difficult. Given its wide ecological adaptation and apparently fair growth rates, it deserves wider testing in agroforestry systems. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. In West Africa Ekebergia capensis occurs in dry forest and riverine forest on well-drained soils.

  JRC 2903D PDF

Plants visited by bees and other useful plants of Umalila, southern Tanzania. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. There are citation in web searches related to Ekebergia capensis Sparrm. Hofmeyr is a small tree up to 6 —10 m tall, endemic to eastern South Africa.

Making the most of Indigenous Trees.

African Journal of Biotechnology

The light and soft wood of Cape ash is easy to work with, and with its straw colour, it makes attractive furniture. 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.

Ekebergia capensis Photograph ekebergja of Studio Atrium The foliage is browsed by livestock in the dry season. Considering its wide variability, the collection of germplasm and mapping the genetic variation are warranted.