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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It can sometimes also grow as a large multi-stemmed shrub.

Harungana madagascariensis

Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Mature leaves are relatively large cm long and cm wide and egg-shaped in outline i. A small to relatively large tree usually growing m tall, but occasionally reaching up to 20 m in height.

Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1 2 Pages – The fruit is not edible and have no apparent use. The stems are covered with fine star-shaped i.

Ovary marked by dark glandular spots. Seeds are susceptible to insect attack.

Young leaves are distinctive due to it brown lower surface. Harungana Harungana madagascariensis Scientific classification Kingdom: Click on images to enlarge Scale bar 10mm. Its spreading roots produce suckers, and so do damaged plants, enabling it to out-compete other species. Harungana madagasacariensis can be used in various ways. This species can be a troublesome weed in lowland areas in NEQ.


Factsheet – Harungana madagascariensis

A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Flower stalks is rumored to ease colic and to check infection after childbirth.

Views Read Edit View history. These leaves are borne on stalks i. At the tenth leaf stage: Decoction of the bark is used to treat malaria and jaundice.

Leaves opposite, elliptic, up to 20 cm long, dark shiny green above, densely covered in rusty madagascatiensis below; margin entire.

Copyright Barry Jago 10th leaf stage. Young leaves are sometimes used to treat asthma.

Red data list status: Insects associated with this species: Petioles and twigs produce an orange exudate. Flowers are small, approximately mm. Harungana is an introduced species, naturalized and brought to the Harvey Creek, Babinda, and Mirriwinni areas of Australia.

Majority of tree surface is covered with stellate hairs.

However, people sometimes use the light wood to make poles for building houses. Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Click on images to enlarge habit in flower Photo: Stalks and calyx are covered with short rusty hairs.


It does not have any obvious horticultural merit as both the flowers and fruits are madagasariensis and the timber has no obvious merit.

Harungana madagascariensis – Useful Tropical Plants

A potential weed of disturbed rainforests, forest gaps and margins, roadsides and drainage areas in tropical and sub-tropical regions. These restrictions may prevent the harugnana of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances.

Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Sheldon Navie root suckers Photo: