Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta. Class: Eudicots. Order: Fabales. Family: Fabaceae. Genus: Andira. Species: A. inermis. Common Names: Bastard Mahogany. Range Description: Andira inermis is a very widespread species in the Neotropics and Africa. In Africa it is found in West Africa to southern Sudan, in the . Description. Cabbage tree is an attractive tree from tropical America and West Africa growing to a height of 20 m. The leaves are compound and alternately.

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Bats and rodents feed on the fruit and disperse the seeds. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. The Tropical Plant Database. A small evergreen tree to 20 m tall, it has a dense, dark green crown.

Andira inermis – Wikipedia

The crown is dense, columnar or pyramidal to spreading, with young twigs that are brown and downy. Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan. Cabbage tree, cabbage bark, angelin, angelin-tree, almendro, ajunado, cocu, manteco, pau de morcego, worm bark, Jamaica cabbage tree Parts Used: Vouacapoua inermis Wright A.

For the genus of macaw known as Guacamayo in Spanish, see Ara genus. It makes a good windbreak and the timber is used in furniture. Human Uses A ghood wayside tree as the crown gives good shade and the many dense bunches of flowers are attractive.


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The tree produces pink to purple flowers in dense terminal bunches which are highly fragrant. Cabbage tree is a popular ornamental tree in the tropical countries where it grows; for the shade it provides and for the attractive fragrant flowers.

For propagation the seeds are sown directly into the soil. The tree’s wood is used for lumber, and its smooth gray bark reportedly has narcoticlaxativeand vermifuge properties.

Available for download on the internet. As an ornamental it is suited to parks, yards and street sides for its foliage and flowers.

Flowers in compact terminal bunches of cm long and wide, bisexual, lilac-pink and scentless. The bark can be used as a adira and the seeds as a purgative.

Andira inermis 50 Gal Std

This is an informational site only and no products are sold. A guide to medicinal plants. The outer bark is dark gray to brown, fissured, scaly and with an unpleasant cabbage-like odor; the inner bark a pinkish brown. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Read more about the Fabales order. Created by Leslie Taylor. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care.


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Cultivated flowering tree Photograph by: Cabbage tree is an attractive tree from tropical America and West Africa growing to a height of 20 m. A leader in creating a world-wide market for the important medicinal plants of the Amazon since The bark and seeds are reported to be poisonous, but also having medicinal uses.

If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other ineermis of media, or if you have any queries…. In its native area, cabbage bark is used for erosion control, windbreaks and as shade in coffee plantations.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It also produces a small roundish fruit which contain a single large seed.