microphylla, known in the Philippines as Tsaang gubat, is a BFAD registered drug and folkloric shrub used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and antispasmodic usually to cure cough and diarrhea. It is considered as a dicto shrub or herb with a height of 1-4 m and having oblong-obovate leaves in clusters that are fixed in an alternate fashion.
The natural forest is at least 50 years old with the dominant tree species comprising Cassia fistula L., Ehretia
The borage Ehretia
tinifolia Linnaeus, 1759 from Cuicatlan ("Quicatlan", MNHN-P 3514373, ABG 58, coll.
28 Boraginaceae Ehretia
changjiangensis Xing et Z.X.Li, sp.,nov.
TIPO: Japon, Mino, Kawauye-mura, "sobre Ehretia
cynophallophora -- 1 IV Lasiacis divaricata -- 1 IV Gouania lupuloides -- 1 III Capparis grisebachii -- 1 III Dalechampia scandens -- 1 III Scattered species in the canopy layer: aguedita (Picramnia pentandra), peonia (Citharexylum sp.), yarua, roble prieto (Ehretia
tinifolia), Licaria sp., abey macho (Jacaranda coerulea) and espuela de caballero (Bucida spinosa).
Each species was kept in separate aquaria (~57 L) supplied with rocks (~14 cm in diameter and 5 cm thick), dried Ehretia
anacua leaves, and cotton cloth strips.
Of the 29 common woody plant species, the most abundant species were Dichrostachys cineria, Acacia tortilis, Philenoptera violacea, Thilachium africanum, Flueggea virosa, Ehretia
amoena, Croton megalobotrys, Tabernaemontana elegans and Capparis tomentosa.
Grazing potential of the area can be improved by planting/reseeding native palatable trees, shrubs and grasses such as Sakkar (Ehretia
laevis), Peeli Buti (Abutilon indicum), Gangir (Grewia populafolia) and Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) etc.
Vegetation is dominated by Texas ebony (Pithecellobium ebano), anacua (Ehretia
anacua), retama (Parkinsonia aculeate), and mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) (Jahrsdoerfer & Leslie 1988).