anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Erythroxylaceae, Erythroxylon (Erythroxylum) coca, var. ipadu

The coca plant is an understory shrub with simple, entire, alternate leaves. As can be observed from the photographs above, the leaves are smooth, light green oval-shaped and approx. 5-8 […]

Apocynaceae, Tabernanthe iboga, Iboga, Gabon

Tabernanthe is a genus with only two species in Africa. T. iboga is a shrub, growing up to 2m in height. Iboga grows wild in the tropical rainforests of Congo, […]

Euphorbiaceae, Synadenium grantii, Fang’afa (Luo), African Milk Bush

Synadenium grantii is a small succulent shrub in the Euphorbiaceae family, native to central and east Africa. A tradition Luo plant medicine, S. grantii is used as follows: Dried leaves […]

Prunus africana

P. africana can be found growing amongst moist forest and river vegetation at around 1500 m – 2300 m. Its primary uses are for firewood, charcoal, timber, furniture, poles, utensils, […]

Acanthaceae, Justicia pectoralis, Tilo, piri piri (South America), Chapantye (Cuba)

Justicia pectoralis is a low growing, branching sprawling shrub, can grow up to 3 ft. It has small lanceolate leaves and violet flowers, similar in appearance to those of snapdragons. […]