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Useful Temperate Plants

Dalea formosa

Torr.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Parosela formosa (Torr.) Vail

Common Name:

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General Information

Dalea formosa is a much-branched, dwarf shrub usually growing 15 - 90cm tall[
1359
Title
Extraction, characterization and pharmacological evaluation of leaves and root bark of Dalbergiella nyasae (Baker f.
Publication
Pharmacognosy Journal, Vol 4 Issue 34, December 2012
Author
Ngonda F.; Magombo Z.; Mpeketula P.; and Mwatseteza J.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
DOI: 10.5530/pj.2
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1359
Title
Extraction, characterization and pharmacological evaluation of leaves and root bark of Dalbergiella nyasae (Baker f.
Publication
Pharmacognosy Journal, Vol 4 Issue 34, December 2012
Author
Ngonda F.; Magombo Z.; Mpeketula P.; and Mwatseteza J.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
DOI: 10.5530/pj.2
Description
 

Range

Southern N. America - Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

Habitat

Dry rocky hillsides, gullied bluffs, and knolls on the prairie, in barren places where competition from tall shrubs is low or absent; at elevations from 570 - 2,040 metres[
1359
Title
Extraction, characterization and pharmacological evaluation of leaves and root bark of Dalbergiella nyasae (Baker f.
Publication
Pharmacognosy Journal, Vol 4 Issue 34, December 2012
Author
Ngonda F.; Magombo Z.; Mpeketula P.; and Mwatseteza J.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
DOI: 10.5530/pj.2
Description
 
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.70 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

At its altitudinal limit in southern Colorado and adjoining New Mexico, this species must endure zero temperatures and deeply frozen ground - conditions that no related species in the genus can tolerate[
1359
Title
Extraction, characterization and pharmacological evaluation of leaves and root bark of Dalbergiella nyasae (Baker f.
Publication
Pharmacognosy Journal, Vol 4 Issue 34, December 2012
Author
Ngonda F.; Magombo Z.; Mpeketula P.; and Mwatseteza J.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
DOI: 10.5530/pj.2
Description
 
].

Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the leaves is used as a cathartic[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
].
An infusion of the leaves, taken before breakfast, is used as an emetic[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
].
An infusion of the leaves is said to promote endurance and long wind for runners[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow in early spring in a greenhouse. The seed has a hard seedcoat and benefits from scarification before sowing in order to speed up and improve germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-10-16. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Dalea+formosa>

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