Synonyms for aspilia or Related words with aspilia
Examples of "aspilia"
is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family.
africana" was used in Mbaise and most Igbo speaking parts of Nigeria to prevent conception, suggesting potential contraceptive and anti-fertility properties. Leaf extract and fractions of "A. africana" effectively arrested bleeding from fresh wounds, inhibited microbial growth of known wound contaminants and accelerated wound healing process.
is thought to be used as herbal medicine by some chimpanzees.
Wild chimpanzees sometimes seek whole leaves of the "
" plant. These contain thiarubrine-A, a chemical active against intestinal nematode parasites, however, it is quickly broken-down by the stomach. The chimpanzees pick the "
" leaves and, rather than chewing them, they roll them around in their mouths, sometimes for as long as 25 seconds. They then swallow the capsule-like leaves whole. As many as 15 to 35 "
" leaves may be used in each bout of this behaviour, particularly in the rainy season when there are many parasitic larvae leading to an increased risk of infection.
Some authors have merged this genus with "Wedelia", but others maintain that more study is required. "
" is native to Africa, Madagascar, and Latin America.
These include members of the genusus Hololepis, Inulopsis,
, Senecio, Stomatanthes, Campuloclinium, Stevia, Chinolaena, Chrysolaena, Ichtthyothere, Lessigianthus, Sinningia, Eriope, Habranthus, Ilex, Agalinis and Eryngium.
Many species were once considered part of "Wedelia" but have been now transferred to other genera, including "Angelphytum,
, Baltimora, Blainvillea, Chrysogonum, Eclipta, Elaphandra, Eleutheranthera, Guizotia, Heliopsis, Kingianthus, Lasianthaea, Melampodium, Melanthera, Moonia, Sphagneticola, Synedrella, Tuberculocarpus, Verbesina, Viguiera, Villanova, Wollastonia" and "Zexmenia".
For example, tool usage is learned between generations within chimpanzee troupes. One troupe of chimpanzees may exhibit a learned behavior unique from another troupe of chimpanzees, such as various tool usage. Some chimpanzee troupes have been observed consuming
. Possibly for medicinal purposes, because it has been seen to remove intestinal parasites, and is otherwise unpalatable.
The larvae vary from green to brown, and have sparse tufts of white hair along each side. They feed on various Asteraceae species, including "Artemisia vulgaris", "Artemisia maritima", "Artemisia princeps", "Chrysanthemum morifolium", "Tanacetum vulgare", "Xanthium strumarium", "Pluchea purpurascens", "Leucanthemum vulgare" and "
latifolia". They form a silken tent-shaped shelter on a leaf, within which it feeds before moving onto another leaf.
The park's predominant environment is open grass plain with scattered "Acacia" bushes. The western uplands of the park have highland dry forest with stands of "Olea africana", "Croton dichogamus", "Brachylaena hutchinsii", and "Calodendrum". The lower slopes of these areas are grassland. "Themeda", cypress, "Digitaria", and "Cynodon" species are found in these grassland areas. There are also scattered yellow-barked "Acacia xanthophloea". There is a riverine forest along the permanent river in the south of the park. There are areas of broken bush and deep rocky valleys and gorges within the park. The species in the valleys are predominantly "Acacia" and "Euphorbia candelabrum". Other tree species include "Apodytes dimidiata", "Canthium schimperiana", "Elaeodendron buchananii", "Ficus eriocarpa", "
mossambicensis", "Rhus natalensis", and "Newtonia" species. Several plants that grow on the rocky hillsides are unique to the Nairobi area. These species include "Euphorbia brevitorta", "Drimia calcarata", and "Murdannia clarkeana".
Nishida lived up to his reputation in the field, being incredibly knowledgeable not only about the primates he studied, but about the forest as a whole and all of the flora and fauna therein. Not satisfied with bookish knowledge, he personally tasted each and every new leaf or fruit that he saw his chimpanzees consume - the ultimate act of identification with one's subjects. One major advance in the study of chimpanzee habits came when Nishida discovered that wild chimpanzees consume
leaves. These leaves have no known nutritional value, and are in fact not digested. The chimpanzees consume them very slowly, mostly in the morning, swallowing the leaves without chewing. Together with Richard Wrangham, the first Western primatologist to set foot in Mahale, in 1971, Nishida published his observations of potentially medicinal use of plants by wild chimpanzees, thus founding the new field of zoopharmacognosy (i.e., self-medication by animals ingesting plants, insects, or soils).
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