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Hymenocardia ulmoides, Red Heart Tree

Hymenocardia ulmoides

Red Heart Tree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
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Small tree, young leaves sometimes turn red. Male flowers are pinkish catkins, female flowers are green like a miniature fruit, winged fruit, strong wood.

Leaves are used as medicine for stomach-ache, coughs, diarrhea and as a poultice for boils.



Hymenocardia ulmoides, Red Heart Tree
Hymenocardia ulmoides, Red Heart Tree


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