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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Flowers are small, approximately mm. Leaf blade underside covered with stellate hairs or scales. Kirkia 19 1 Page Ovary marked by dark glandular spots. Stamens fused into five bundles, usually two or three stamens per bundle, but single stamens may also occur. Sepals are marked by dark red-brownish dots.

A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Cotyledons broadly spathulate, margins marked with dark ‘oil’ glands, petioles relatively long and slender. The tree can be immediately identified by it almost fluorescent orange latex from strips that were peeled off from the stem. The branches stem out from a cylindrical truck. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The tree is not used commercially because it rarely grows to merchantable size. In Sierra Leone, the plant flowering begins in May and reaches its maximum in August and September, then tapers off around December. Fruits are marked by glandular dots and streaks. The leaves are used to control hemorrhages and diarrhoea, and as remedy for gonorrhea, sore throat, headaches and fevers. Cotyledons broadly spathulatemargins marked with dark ‘oil’ glands, petioles relatively long and slender.


The orange latex discharges when leaves are snapped off or branches are broken.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Wikipedia articles needing clarification from December All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from Madagascarienwis Taxonbars using multiple manual Wikidata items. Harungana madagascariensis does have medicinal properties American Botanical Council hhplus.

The precise point of introduction may madagascarisnsis been Frenchman Creek where a family from Mauritius settled in Harungana Harungana madagascariensis Scientific classification Kingdom: It can sometimes also grow as a large multi-stemmed shrub. Sap is used to treat scabies and anthelmintic tapeworm. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This species has become quite common in disturbed coastal lowland rain forest and has the capacity to spread further.

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At the tenth leaf stage: Flowers small, about mm diam. Derivation of specific name: These fruit turn brown as they ripen and are borne in large clusters at the tips of the branches.

Ovary is marked by dark glandular spots. Choisy Haronga paniculata Pers. The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions federal and state legislation, and local government laws directly or indirectly related to each control method.


Endocarp hard, difficult to cut. These leaves are borne on stalks i. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Display spot characters for this species. Fruit in clusters, mm in diameter, greenish-orange to red when ripe. White or cream colored.

The small rounded fruit 2. Sheldon Navie young leaves pressed together Photo: Native to tropical Africa i.

Bark brown, rough and scaly, with orange sap when damaged. They have rounded i. Leaf blade underside is covered with stellate hairs or scales.

Antibacterial activity of Harungana madagascariensis leaf extracts.

The small whitish coloured flowers are very numerous and arranged in dense clusters at the tips of the branches i. Young leaves at stem apex flattened together; hence the common name “praying hands”. The stems are madagasariensis with fine star-shaped i. Branches and young leaves exude a bright orange coloured sap when damaged.

Young leaves are sometimes used to treat asthma. Harungana madagascariensis is known as the dragon’s blood treeorange-milk tree or haronga.

Stalks and calyx are covered with short rusty hairs.