Bowdichia virgilioides is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 18 m (59ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Bowdichia virgilioides Trusted Image of Bowdichia virgilioides; Map of Bowdichia virgilioides Explore what EOL knows about Bowdichia virgilioides. Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth, Fabaceae, is a plant commonly employed in the Brazilian folk medicine to treat infl ammatory conditions. Nevertheless, despite its .

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Seed oil is also applied externally for relief from articular pain. Lustre is low; growth rings not visible; texture coarse and uneven; grain rarely straight, usually cross or wavy; no distinct odour or taste are present[ ].

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It can be used as a pioneer species when restoring woodland[ ]. Other Uses The heartwood, is brown to reddish-brown; it is sharply demarcated from the narrow band of almost white sapwood. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen – if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat being careful not to damage the embryo and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing.

Rain and savannah forests, favouring more open positions in well-drained soils[]. Alcornoco, Bowdichia virgilioides, is a fairly fast-growing tree that can be used as pioneer species when restoring woodland.

Cebipira virgiliodes Kunth Kuntze. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules boddichia the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Seed – it has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing to speed up germination. The root tubercles and the bark are antirheumatic, astringent, depurative, febrifuge and hypoglycaemic[].


The seed oil is rubbed on the skin to treat articular pain[]. Not easy to work with hand tools, particularly if cross grain is present; it can be planed to a good surface if a low cutting angle is used; rather difficult to nail, but nailing and screw-holding characteristics are good; finishes smoothly and takes a high polish; stains and glues well.

When the seedbed-sown seedlings are 5 – 6cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 5 – 6 months later[]. We are currently updating this section. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Some information cannot bowdidhia used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. The wood is resistant to insect attack, virgiliojdes, heavy, and very durable. Now containing plants.

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Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan. Cebipira virgiliodes Kunth Kuntze.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. It can fix Nitrogen. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. It cannot grow in the shade.

Bowdichia virgilioides – Kunth.

Please view the copyright link for more information. A heavy floral display Photograph by: This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds being careful not to cook them! Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

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It is hardy to virgklioides UK A fairly fast-growing tree, able to reach a height of around 3 metres within 2 years from seed[ ]. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.


Established plants are drought tolerant[ ]. The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of viriglioides.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or bowwdichia below. They are applied externally in the treatment of skin conditions[]. A very decorative wood and a good joinery timber, it is used for indoor finishing as floorboards, wainscoting, frames, panels and doors, as well as for hubs, felloes of cartwheels etc[ 46, ].

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This QR Code is unique to this page. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese virgilioies not of the best. Flickr – Alex Popovkin. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.

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