Haronga madagascariensis (Lam. ex Poir.) Choisy Haronga paniculata (Pers.) Lodd. ex Steud. Common names: Mukaranga (Shona) Mutseti (Shona) Mutsotso . PDF | Leaf and stem essential oils of Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir, [an endangered medicinal Hypericaceae] were obtained in. Harungana (Harungana madagascariensis) is an invasive plant in Queensland. Harungana is a restricted plant under Queensland legislation.

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In certain areas of Eastern Africa, people believe that fruits of H. It can sometimes also grow as a large multi-stemmed shrub. It is madagascarienssi distributed from South Africa to Sudan.

Harungana – Wikipedia

It does not have any obvious horticultural merit as both the flowers and fruits are small and the timber has no obvious merit. A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique.

Harungana Harungana madagascariensis Scientific classification Kingdom: The plant grows in an area where other plants with a Madagascan origin appear to have become naturalized.

Flower stalks is rumored to ease colic and to check infection after childbirth. Harungana madagascariensis harungaana be found in medium to low altitudes in evergreen forest, usually around the forest margins and along river banks.

Majority of tree surface is covered with stellate hairs.

The scales are vertically arranged and can be flaked off easily. Sheldon Navie root suckers Photo: It is often the first plant species to exist in a forest that has been cleared.

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This species was probably cultivated as an ornamental tree in gardens hagungana wetter parts of northern Australia.

Harungana is an introduced species, naturalized and brought maadagascariensis the Harvey Creek, Babinda, and Mirriwinni areas of Australia. By madagascarienis this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Check our website at www. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Wikipedia articles needing clarification from December All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Taxonbars using multiple manual Wikidata items. Stamens fused into five bundles, usually two or three stamens per bundle.

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The small whitish coloured flowers are very numerous and arranged in dense clusters at the tips of the branches i. The tree is not used commercially because it rarely grows to merchantable size. At the tenth leaf stage: Fruit in clusters, mm in diameter, greenish-orange to red when ripe. Leaves opposite, elliptic, up to 20 cm long, dark shiny green above, densely covered in rusty hairs below; margin entire. These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances.

Derivation of specific name: These fruit turn brown as they ripen and are borne in large clusters at the tips of the branches. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Red data list status: Young leaves are sometimes used to treat asthma.


Harungana has now become quite common in disturbed coastal lowland rainforest and has the capacity to spread widely. White or cream colored. Roots are used to improve breast development in young women.

The small rounded fruit 2. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Sepals marked by maroon dots and streaks. Click on images to enlarge. The orange latex discharges when leaves are snapped off or branches are broken. Sheldon Navie young leaves pressed together Photo: Sheldon Navie close-up of flowers Photo: The fruit is not edible and have no apparent use. Cotyledons broadly spathulatemargins marked with dark ‘oil’ glands, petioles relatively long and slender.

A potential weed of disturbed rainforests, madaagscariensis gaps and margins, roadsides and drainage areas in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Flowers small, about madagaxcariensis diam. It comprises only two species, Harungana madagascariensis and Harungana montana.

Leaf blades about x 2. Endocarp hard, difficult to cut. Small to medium-sized shrubby tree with distinctly russet young leaves and branchlets. Harungana madagascariensis does have medicinal properties American Botanical Council hhplus. Harungana madagascariensis is known as the dragon’s blood treeorange-milk tree or haronga.

Decoction of the bark is used to treat malaria and jaundice. Its crown appears masagascariensis be golden-green color. Seeds are susceptible to insect attack.