Common Name: Kousso. Hagenia abyssinica. Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruits and seed. Photograph by: Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen. This study provides insight into the medicinal importance of Hagenia abyssinica as well as the degree of threat on its population. Throughout history, Hagenia abyssinica has been used as an anthelmintic in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. Almost every Ethiopian used to.
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Haile Selassie I University,p. Hagenia abyssinica has been used in Ethiopia for centuries.
Hagenia abyssinica occurs in montane rain forest and evergreen bushland, at altitudes of — — — m where annual rainfall ranges between mm. As a result of its enormous significance, H. Slugs, Snails Flatworms, Worms Terrestrial.
Individual Hagenia abyssiinica trees often belong to the same or only a few size classes and are presumably the same age. East African Redwood, Kosso. Petiole Petioles 12—13 cm. Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society 6: Hagenia abyssinica is a dioecious tree up to 20 m in height, with a trunk with thick peeling bark.
This page was last modified on 27 Julyat An infusion of the flowers is used widely against tapeworms, and in Ethiopia this has been in use for so long that ‘the master has taken his kosso’ is a well-understood excuse meaning ‘he cannot see you’. Johnswort Idesia polycarpa Wonder Tree. Male Male flowers orange-buff to white, c. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account.
It is difficult to predict the medicinal future of Hagenia abyssinica. New Zealand Herpetological Society 9: Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: Beforekosso was listed as an anthelmintic in the pharmacopoeias of about hgaenia countries. Honey, obtained from beehives located near Hagenia abyssinica trees and collected immediately after their flowering, is also said to be effective in expelling tapeworms.
An attractive African tree with soft leaves and hanging flower hagebia, Hagenia abyssinica also has many uses. Invertebrates Freshwater New Zealand. Retrieved from ” https: Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: Rotokare Scenic Reserve 8: Use of Kosso was borrowed from Ethiopia, where as Richard Pankhurst quotes Merab as saying that “to mention it was to cover a quarter of that country’s pharmacopeia.
Trees are either male or female, with male flowers an orange to brown or white colour and red female flowers. Unsourced or poorly sourced material may be challenged and removed.
In Ethiopia, flowering occurs during the dry season between October and February; on sunny days the flowers are much visited by bees. This species prefers cool, wet climates such as those found in moist montane forests, and can also thrive on rocky sites.
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Each leaf is held on a winged leaf-stalk, measuring cm long in total. The serrated margin of the leaf. Highly valued by locals for its uses, Hagenia abyssinica is often left standing when forest is cleared. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.
Liverworts Mosses True Mosses Club. Synonyms include Banksia abyssinicaBrayera anthelminticaHagenia abyssinica var.