Bowdichia virgilioides is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 18 m (59ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Bowdichia virgilioides Trusted Image of Bowdichia virgilioides; Map of Bowdichia virgilioides Explore what EOL knows about Bowdichia virgilioides. Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth, Fabaceae, is a plant commonly employed in the Brazilian folk medicine to treat infl ammatory conditions. Nevertheless, despite its .

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It can fix Nitrogen. The wood is hard, strong, stiff, fairly heavy, very durable and very resistant to insect attack[]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Sow the seed in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers.

Antinociceptive activity of aqueous extract of Bowdichia virgilioides in mice.

Root tubercles and the bark virgilkoides applied externally to treat various skin conditions. Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

The flowers are pollinated by Insects. They are applied externally in the treatment of skin conditions[].

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For more information about QR Codes click here. A fairly fast-growing tree that grows well in full sun, fixes atmospheric nitrogen and can succeed in dry bbowdichia poor soils.


Found in the wild mainly on well-drained soils, it can succeed in both dry and poor conditions[ ]. Please view the copyright link bowdidhia more information.

Lupeol and an alkaloid have been isolated from the bark[]. QR Code What’s this?

Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of Bowdichia virgilioides (sucupira).

All plant pages have their own unique code. Alcornoco, Bowdichia virgilioides, is a fairly fast-growing tree that can be used as pioneer species when restoring woodland. A virgilioidea decorative wood and a good joinery timber, it is used for indoor finishing as floorboards, wainscoting, frames, panels and doors, as well as for hubs, felloes of cartwheels etc[ 46, ].

This QR Code is unique to this page. Rain and savannah forests, favouring more open positions in well-drained soils[]. The root tubercles and the bark are antirheumatic, astringent, depurative, febrifuge and hypoglycaemic[]. Other Uses The heartwood, is brown to reddish-brown; it is sharply demarcated from the narrow band of almost white sapwood. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of bowdichja to utilize the plants. They are antirheumatic, astringent, depurative, febrifuge and hypoglycaemic. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: You can unsubscribe at anytime.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. We are currently updating this section. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Lustre is low; growth rings not visible; texture coarse and uneven; grain rarely straight, usually virgilioidds or wavy; no distinct odour or taste are present[ ].

Last update on Cebipira virgiliodes Kunth Kuntze. Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.


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Seed – it has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing to speed up germination. Right plant wrong place. Alcornoco is used in landscaping as an ornamental tree. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds being careful not to cook them! Now containing plants. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby. It can be used as a pioneer species when restoring woodland[ ].

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Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of Bowdichia virgilioides (sucupira).

A fairly fast-growing tree, able to reach a height of around 3 metres within 2 years from seed[ ]. The root tubercles and the bark are antirheumatic, astringent, depurative, febrifuge and hypoglycaem. Not easy to work with hand tools, particularly if cross grain is present; it can be planed to a good surface if a low cutting angle is used; rather difficult to nail, but nailing and screw-holding characteristics are good; finishes smoothly bowdiichia takes a high polish; stains and glues well.

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