Lippia
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Lippia

Lippia is a genus of flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. It was named after Augustus Lippi, (1678-1705), a French naturalist and botanist (with Italian origins). He was killed in Abyssinia. The genus contains roughly 200 species of tropical shrubs that are found around the world. Plants are fragrant due to their essential oils, which vary between species but may include estragole, carvacrol, linalool, or limonene. The leaves of certain species, such...

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Xylopia

Botanical Name               : Xylopia aethiopica, (Dunal) A. Rich Family                               : Annonaceae Commercial name           : Ethiopian/Guinea pepper, Spice tree, Negro pepper Local Names                     : Ethiopian – Konde-...

Ginger Monodora
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Ginger Monodora

Monodora myristica, the calabash nutmeg, is a tropical tree of the family Annonaceae or custard apple family of flowering plants. It is native to Angola, Benin, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, the Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda. In former times, its seeds were widely sold as an inexpensive nutmeg substitute. This is now less common outside its region of production. Other...

Tetrapleura
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Tetrapleura

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Mondia
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Mondia

Mondia is a climbing shrub with a large, tuberous rootstock, producing stems usually up to 8 metres long but exceptionally to 20 metres[ A multipurpose plant harvested from the wild for local use, it is especially valued for its medicinal virtues, particularly as an aphrodisiac, but is also as a food, drink, source of fibre...