Zeyheria sp. (probably Z. montana; Bignoniaceae) - Zeyheria Seed
Seed from the Kew Millennium Seed Bank collection at Wakehurst, outside London in the UK.
Zeyheria sp. (probably Z. montana; Bignoniaceae) - Zeyheria is a South American genus with two species, occurring mostly in drier environments of sub-Amazonian Brazil and ranging west to Bolivia (Gentry 1992). Zeyheria montana Martius is widely distributed in the Brazilian territory, occurring between 350–1000 m elevation from the states of Maranhão, Paraná , specially in the Brazilian Central Plateau ‘‘Cerrado’’ vegetation. It is a 1–3 m tall shrub, which eventually develops into a tree.
Uses: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19148414: Zeyheria montana leaf possesses anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities, which could be of relevance for the pharmacological control of pain and inflammatory processes
- ©Jim Richardson
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