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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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Mature leaves are relatively large cm long and cm wide and egg-shaped in outline i. Calyx persistent, marked by glandular dots and streaks. Leaves opposite, elliptic, up to 20 cm long, dark shiny green above, densely covered in rusty hairs below; margin entire.

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Harungana Harungana madagascariensis Scientific classification Kingdom: Although harungana Harungana madagascariensis is currently restricted to relatively disturbed areas, there is concern that this madagaacariensis may become a permanent component of tropical rainforest communities. Leaf blade underside covered with stellate hairs or scales.

Flowering occurs throughout the year, but mostly during late spring and early summer. Its crown appears to be golden-green color.

Small to medium-sized shrubby tree with distinctly russet young leaves and branchlets. Sheldon Navie root suckers Photo: Young leaves at stem apex flattened together; hence the madagawcariensis name “praying hands”.


However, people sometimes use the light wood to make poles for building houses. A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Stamens fused into five bundles, usually two or three stamens per bundle. From Madaascariensis, the free encyclopedia. Ovary marked by dark glandular spots. Its spreading roots produce suckers, and so do damaged plants, enabling it to out-compete other species. The upper leaf surface is dark green and hairless i.

While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy narungana this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it. Altitudinal range from near sea level to about m.

Harungana madagascariensis

This species can be a troublesome weed in lowland areas in NEQ. White or cream colored. Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Harungana madagascariensis does have medicinal properties American Botanical Council hhplus.

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The fruit is not edible and have no apparent use. Sap is used to treat scabies and anthelmintic tapeworm.

Harungana Harungana madagascariensis is quite distinctive, and can be readily distinguished by its orange sap and yellowish-brown to orange coloured growing tips. The reasons madagascarieneis its introduction into Australia are not obvious.


Struik, South Africa Pages – Majority of tree surface is covered with stellate hairs. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Kirkia 19 1 Page Sepals are marked by dark red-brownish dots. Harungana madagasacariensis can be used in various ways.

The branches of these flower clusters are covered with coarse rusty-coloured hairs and the fragrant flowers are dotted with black glands i. Sheldon Navie close-up of leaf Photo: Choisy Haronga paniculata Pers. Harungana has now become quite common in disturbed coastal lowland rainforest and has the capacity to spread widely. Kirkia 10 1 Page The seeds are mostly dispersed by fruit-eating i. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia.

Views Read Edit View history. Insects associated with this species: Flowers small, about mm diam. Fruit in clusters, mm in diameter, greenish-orange to red when ripe.

Fruit appear to harunganq greenish-orange and it becomes red when mature. Display spot characters for this species. It is often the first plant species to exist in a forest that has been cleared.