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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The upper leaf surface is dark green and hairless i.

Harungana – Wikipedia

Leaf blade underside covered with stellate hairs or scales. The leaves are oppositely arranged, and the young leaves at the tips of the branches are tightly pressed together i.

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The orange latex discharges when leaves are snapped off or branches are broken. The branches stem out from a cylindrical truck.

Kirkia 10 1 Page Young leaves are distinctive due to it brown lower surface. At the tenth leaf stage: Leaves opposite, elliptic, up to 20 cm long, dark shiny green above, densely covered in rusty hairs below; margin entire.


Sap is used to treat scabies and anthelmintic tapeworm.

Insects associated with this species: Majority of tree surface is covered with stellate hairs. These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances.

Sepals marked by maroon dots and streaks. Sheldon Navie young leaves pressed together Photo: Bole is always angular and forked. Flowers are small, approximately mm. Kirkia 19 1 Page Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Derivation of specific name: Bark appears to be maroon-colored and it is vertically fissured. Sheldon Navie close-up of flowers Photo: Harungana Harungana madagascariensis Scientific classification Kingdom: The seeds are mostly dispersed by fruit-eating i.

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Harungana has now become quite common in disturbed coastal lowland rainforest and has the capacity to spread widely. Retrieved from ” https: Struik, South Africa Pages – It comprises only two species, Harungana madagascariensis and Harungana montana. Sheldon Navie flower clusters Photo: It does not have any obvious horticultural merit as both the flowers and fruits are small and the timber has no obvious merit.


A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Although harungana Harungana madagascariensis is currently restricted to relatively disturbed areas, there is concern that this plant may become a permanent component of tropical rainforest communities.

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Endocarp surface is hard which makes it difficult to cut. The small whitish coloured flowers are very numerous and arranged in dense clusters at the tips of the branches i. Flower stalks is rumored to ease colic and to check infection after childbirth.

Harungana madagascariensis can be found in medium to low altitudes in harkngana forest, usually around the forest margins and along river banks. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat