Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Hippobromus
Family: Sapindaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
pauciflorus
NOTES

An aromatic shrub or small tree which is monoecious or polygamous. The young growth is velvety and the compound leaves are paripinnate with a winged rachis and toothed leaflets.


AUTHORITY
(L.f.) Radlk.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers are borne in axillary panicles and are golden velvety. The fruit is globose and black when mature
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Horsewood
Bastard horsewood
False horsewood
Basterperdepis
Perdepisboom
Habitat
NOTES: One of the commonest plants in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Sexual treatments
Used as an emetic to treat sexual complaints
Gastro-intestinal treatments
The roots are used to treat diarrhoea and dysentery
Analgesics
The vapour of crushed leaves is inhaled for headaches
Nervous treatments
The roots are used as an emetic for nervous complaints
Eye treatments
The leaf juice is used for inflamed eyes
Charms
The roots are used as love charms
The fruit is not edible and the plant is known to contain toxic principles
Woodworking
The wood is hard and strong and suitable for walking sticks
Toxicity
The fruit is not edible and the plant is known to contain toxic principles
Animal treatments
A root infusion is used to treat coughs in animals and is poured into the nose to stimulate sneezing to clear the nasal passages
Months
All year
July
August
September
October
November
Synonyms for Species
Hippobromus alata



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