Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Clausena
Family: Rutaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
anisata
NOTES

A shrub or small tree with alternate, compound leaves which have a terminal leaflet. The leaflets are ovate, toothed, densely gland-dotted and strongly scented. The wood is hard, heavy, strong and elastic.


AUTHORITY
(Willd.) Hook.f. ex Benth.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers in axillary cymose panicles
Colour: White
Common Name
Horsewood
Clausena
Perdepis
Perdebos
Perdeboom
Basternieshout
Lemoenhout
Habitat
NOTES: Thus far has only been found in a limited area at the point of the peninsula
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Infant treatments
It is snuffed or inhaled by new born infants or they are held in the smoke to fumigate them
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Used as an enema
Fever treatments
Used to treat febrile complaints in infants and children
Heart treatments
Taken orally or rubbed into scarifications for heart complaints
Nervous treatments
Used as emetic for nervous complaints and schizophrenia
Blood treatments
A leaf tea is used to strengthen and purify the blood
Body cleansers
Leaf steam is inhaled to cleanse the body internally and as a deodorant
Charms
Smoke from burning leaves is used to ward off evil spirits from children
Influenza treatments
Leaf infusions are used by the Coloured people to treat coughs, colds and influenza
Anthelmintics
Unspecified use
Pain treatments
Unspecified use
Animal treatments
Unspecified use
Toxicity
Known to contain poisonous principles
Woodworking
A heavy, fine-textured wood which is hard, strong and elastic
Months
August
September
October
November
All year
Synonyms for Species
Clausena inaequalis



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