Combretum Leprosum
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Combretum Leprosum

Combretum leprosum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Combretum
Species:
C. leprosum
Binomial name
Combretum leprosum
Synonyms

Combretum hassleranum Chodat
Combretum leptostachyum Mart.

Combretum leprosum, the mofumbo in Portuguese and the asucaró in eastern Bolivian Spanish, is a plant species in the genus Combretum found throughout the Amazon Basin.

This plant contains combretastatin A-4.[1]

In many areas of the eastern Bolivian countryside, people have traditionally maintained specimens of these trees and encouraged their proliferation because they are perceived to be useful providers of shade.[2]

References

  1. ^ Determination of Combretastatin A-4 in Combretum leprosum. SCN Queiroz, MR Assalin, S Nobre, IS Melo, RM Moraes, VL Ferracini and AL Cerdeira, Planta Med, 2010, volume 76, pages 53, doi:10.1055/s-0030-1251815
  2. ^ Coimbra Sanz, Germán (2014). Diccionario enciclopédico cruceño. Santa Cruz de la Sierra: Fondo Editorial del Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de Santa Cruz de la Sierra. p. 42.

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