Lannea microcarpa Engl. & K. Krause [family ANACARDIACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . PDF | Lannea microcarpa (Anacardiaceae) is a tropical tree used in African folk medicine and commercial dermopharmaceutical formulations. Lannea microcarpa. lannea_microcarpa-_dreyer-stiftung-_dano-_bf- _5_porembski__d64bd3 Common Name:Tree grapes. References.

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The bark of Lannea welwitschii Hiern Engl. Lannea microcarpa MAP 3: Lannea microcarpa is widespread and is not in danger of genetic erosion. Lannea species are not cultivated for dyeing purposes. Leaves fall off lannsa the beginning of the dry season; flowering is at the end of the dry season, before the appearance of the new leaves.

Between each dyeing, the cloth is dried lznnea the sun. Lannea microcarpa Lannea microcarpa x – k – jpg en. Click on “show more” to view them. In this process a mordant has to be used.

The dye is micrcarpa very fast, except in the black parts of the design. Between each dyeing, the cloth is dried in the sun. To obtain a faster colour, bogolan dyers associate this dye with a decoction of the bark of Anogeissus leiocarpa.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Some islands and corridors The young leaves are eaten as a vegetable and cattle browse leaves as a forage. As the dye is becoming more and more popular in the modern forms of the bogolan textile production, cultivation of the main local species, Lannea microcarpa and Lannea acidais to be recommended, especially since they also produce edible young leaves and fruits, and are used medicinally, particularly to cure skin affections.


Although most species can easily be distinguished lanneaa, in several areas different lanmea bear similar vernacular names. Their Characteristics and Uses.

The bark is pounded and boiled for 2—3 hours in water. In Benin dried pulverized aerial parts are rubbed into scarifications against pain between the ribs and are taken internally against colic.

Lannea microcarpa ripe fruits.

Subsequently the cloth is dyed using iron-rich mud of the bogolan technique. Anthocyanins from fruits of Lannea microcarpa. Chapman and Hall, London, Mlcrocarpa Kingdom. After it has cooled down, the decoction is filtered and is then ready for use as a dye bath.

Lannea microcarpa Engl.

Ripening fruits Photograph by: Screening of Malian medicinal plants for antifungal, larvicidal, molluscicidal, antioxidant and radical scavenging activities.

Lannea microcarpa is widespread microcqrpa is not in danger of genetic erosion. Bogolan, un art textile du Mali. Citation in web searches. See Terms of Use for details. The main anthocyanin glycosides present are two different galactopyranosides of cyanidin: Towards the end of this period a small ladleful of wood ash is added as mordant, resulting in a darker coloured liquid that is kept boiling strongly for about half an hour.


Sap obtained from pounding the bark is given to epileptics and to persons subject to giddiness and fainting[ Title The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Volume 5, Families S—Z, Addenda. It is used in baths and lotions for blotches, herpes, etc. There are 20 citations in Afrirefs related to Lannea microcarpa Engl.

The fruits contain anthocyanins, about mg per g dry pulp. Citation in scholarly articles. Lannea microcarpa Figure 1: Volume 1, Families A—D.

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Lannea microcarpa MAP 4: The leaves have medicinal use as lanena of L. Dioecious tree up to 15 m tall; bole up to 70 cm in diameter, rather short; bark grey, slightly sweet-scented, smooth or with small scales when older, often with a spiral twist, very fibrous, slash reddish with fine white markings.

Le monde des teintures naturelles. Lannea microcarpa tree habit.

Lannea microcarpa – African Orphan Crops Consortium

In West Africa the bark of Lannea microcarpa is employed to dye cotton textiles a red-brown colour. Subsequently the cloth is dyed using iron-rich mud of the bogolan technique.

The fruits are eaten raw or dried and a fermented drink is prepared from the pulp. Lannea microcarpa Photo 9. It also microcrpa on rocky soil in Sahel savanna.

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