Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta. Class: Eudicots. Order: Fabales. Family: Fabaceae. Genus: Andira. Species: A. inermis. Common Names: Bastard Mahogany. Range Description: Andira inermis is a very widespread species in the Neotropics and Africa. In Africa it is found in West Africa to southern Sudan, in the . Description. Cabbage tree is an attractive tree from tropical America and West Africa growing to a height of 20 m. The leaves are compound and alternately.

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The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. Andira inermis is a nitrogen-fixing tree native to the area from southern Mexico through Central America to northern South America PeruBoliviaand Brazil ; it has been introduced to the Caribbeanthe AntillesFloridaand Africa. Email us at dbsthh nus. Available for download on the internet. Fruits are atypical of the family, having a fibrous pulp enclosing a round inermi and not inwrmis open like most legumes do when ripe.

Andira inermis Images – Useful Tropical Plants

Tropical trees and shrubs – A selection for urban plantings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It also produces a small roundish fruit which contain a single large seed. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. In its native area, cabbage bark is used for erosion control, windbreaks and as shade in coffee plantations. Retrieved from ” https: This is an informational site only and no products are sold.


The tree has many names due to its wide distribution and multiple uses: Flowers are borne in terminal groups inches long, made up of small pink to purple, aromatic blooms, attracting bees, butterflies and birds. 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.

Some Indian tribes in the Amazon use the bark to kill fish in the river. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life.

Cabbage tree is a popular ornamental tree in the tropical countries where it grows; for the shade it provides and for the attractive fragrant flowers.

Cabbage bark is a tropical american timber tree which grows to as much as feet tall and has a andirra trunk with or without buttresses.

The crown is dense, columnar or pyramidal to spreading, with young twigs that are brown and downy. Readable yet also very detailed. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

Andira inermis

The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: It is evergreen and unbuttressed and has a dense crown and pink adira. Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan.


It grows primarily in riparian zones in forests along rivers.

Cabbage tree produces a smooth grey bark which has been used in herbal medicine systems as a strong purgative to expel intestinal worms. It can also be found andra drier areas, including roadsides, pastures, and woodlands. Cabbage bark timber is strong, hard and heavy and is used in parquet flooring, cabinetry, etc. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The Tropical Plant Database.

Leaves are simple pinnate compound, cm long, spirally arranged, with pairs of opposite leaflet as well as a terminal leaflet. Human Uses A ghood wayside tree as the crown gives good shade and the many dense bunches of flowers are attractive. As an ornamental it is suited to parks, yards abdira street sides for its foliage and flowers.

Read more about the Fabales order. The tree produces pink to purple flowers in dense terminal bunches which are highly fragrant. Read more about the Fabaceae family. Description A small evergreen tree to 20 m tall, it has a dense, dark green crown.

Developing seedpods Photograph by: For propagation the seeds are sown directly into the soil.