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fringe tree

fringe tree

Oval opposite leaves with white “fringy” flowers in drooping clusters that look like shredded paper, and bluish black olive-like fruit with one stone. Fruit is edible but not good tasting. Bark tea has been used historically internally and externally to treat wounds, sores, infections, inflammations of the eye, mouth, gums, liver, gallbladder. Dried root bark used for liver, gallbladder pain, gallstones, jaundice, chronic weakness, headache, gallstones, rheumatism, pancreas, spleen, reduce sugar levels, stimulate appetite and digestion. A favorite plant for liver health.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Key Words: Fringe tree, Chionanthus virginicus, herbal, phytoequivalence, Phytotherapy
Como ocasionales se hallan Schefflera morototoni, Protium cubense, Cinnamomum elongatum, Alchornea latifolia, Guatteria blainii, Tabebuia dubia, Chionanthus domingensis, Sloanea curatellifolia, Beilschmiedia pendula, Miconia baracoensis, Grisebachianthus nipensis, Senecio plumbeus, Ilex hypaneura, Scaevola wrightii, Ouratea striata, Metopium venosum, Guettarda monocarpa, G.
En el bosque tropical lluvioso, como vegetacion nativa de referencia, se identificaron 35 especies de arboles caracteristicas entre las que destacan Chionanthus oblanceolatus, Rinorea guatemalense y Pouteria campechiana (InVal [mayor que o igual a]90%, p = 0.001).
& Chun, Sunyatsenia 5: 168, 1940 (accepted name: Chionanthus hainanensis, endemic to Hainan (Chang et al., 1996)).
Baas et al., (1988) observed similar anatomy in Picconia and two species of Chionanthus.
Accelerated propagation of Chionanthus virginicus via embryo culture.
Rubiaceae (10753) 5/18/98 Chionanthus panamensis Oleaceae (Standl.) Stearn (7272) 5/18/97 Cinnamomum cinnamomifolium Lauraceae (Kunth) Kosterm.