NAME: Brunfelsia uniflora
COMMON NAMES: Manacá
USEFUL PART(s): Roots
Oil derived from the flower is use in making perfume
The plant is also used for its medicinal value
WHY IS IT GREEN?
Brunfelsia uniflora medicinal values include
· Ornamental value
Brunfelsia uniflora is a moderate-sized, evergreen woody or small tree with scattered branches; it normally grows 0.5 - 3 metres high, but at times growing up to 8 metres
The whole plant contains a very toxic alkaloid known as manacine; extract from the root is used as part of arrows poison.
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