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Useful Temperate Plants

Flueggea tinctoria

(L.) G.L.Webster

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Rhamnus tinctoria L.

Securinega tinctoria (L.) Rothm.

Adelia virgata Poir.

Colmeiroa buxifolia (Poir.) Reut.

Villanova buxifolia (Poir.) Pourr.

Securinega buxifolia (Poir.) Müll.Arg.

Acidoton buxifolius (Poir.) Kuntze

Securinega virgate (Poir.) Maire

Common Name:

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General Information

Flueggea tinctoria is a much-branched, spiny shrub that usually grows around 200cm tall[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
Flueggea tinctoria is widespread in the Iberian Peninsula, it has a large extent of occurrence, and is said to dominate some of the habitat where it is found. The main threat to the species is the drying of temporal rivers and the abstraction of water. The species is also affected by the alteration of hydrological regime as a result of the installation of dams, the unregulated cleaning of the streams, the low quality of the water, pollution, presence of cattle and urbanisation. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Flora Iberica
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Published in book form, the treatments of the various species have also been released on-line in PDF format. Records entered here are all from the on-line PDFs.

Range

Southwest Europe - Portugal, Spain

Habitat

Along the banks of streams and rivers, on acid rocky and sandy soils, sometimes dominating riparian shrub communities; at elevations up to 800 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used for medicinal purposes[
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Other Uses

The plant is a source of a dye[
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The plant is used to make brooms and fences[
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-09-18. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Flueggea+tinctoria>

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