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Reference : HC 21

Author(s) : Chevalier, A.
Title : Les plantes magiques cultivées par les noirs d'Afrique et leur origine. Plus personal communications Father André Walker to the author. Rev. Bot. Appl., Agric. Trop., 27, p. 93 - 105, (1937)
Reference HC 21 has information about 55 plants :
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) latex of Acokanthera schimperi used for weapons (arrows, spears)
Region : West Africa
Country : Subsaharan Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) cold, rhizomes of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : Equatorial french Africa
Country : Equatorial french Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Brillantaisia patula T. Anderson
Official name : Brillantaisia patula T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), Brillantaisia patula, fetish plant
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(004), H(201)
Recipes : H(004), Bryophyllum pinnatum, ONS to heal the wounds
H(201) plant with magical properties
This species was imported from Madagascar
Region : Tropical Africa
Country : Tropical Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Buchholzia coriacea Engl.
Official name : Buchholzia coriacea Engl.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), , fetish fishing with spear
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) latex of Calotropis procera used for weapons (arrows, spears)
Region : West Africa
Country : Subsaharan Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Canna indica L.
Official name : Canna indica L.
Family : Cannaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092), ordeal, Canna indica fetish test for women
Region : Subsaharan Africa
Country : Subsaharan Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Caralluma dalzielii N.E. Br.
Official name : Caralluma dalzielii N.E. Br.
Family : Asclepiadaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), Caralluma dalzielii used as fetish plant
Region : West Africa
Country : Subsaharan Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) Ceiba thonningii is planted on the grave of fetish Stilo and the front of houses and tombs of twins.
Region : West Africa, Central Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) Ceiba thonningii = sacred tree , pawashed tree
Region : West Africa, Central Africa
Country : (A.O.F - A.E.F) Sudanese Zone
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Chlorophytum laxum R.Br.
Official name : Chlorophytum laxum R.Br.
Family : Anthericaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H (201) Chlorophytum laxum, plant talisman to be well seen people with whom we deal"
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), ONS of Cissus quadrangularis, RNS
This species was imported from Malaysia and India
Region : Tropical Africa
Country : Arid tropical Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Coleus dazo A.Chev.
Official name : Coleus dazo A.Chev.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(095)
Recipes : H(068) decoction of leaves of Coleus dazo used as taenifuge.
H(095), tubers, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Oubangui (Central African Republic)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cymbopogon densiflorus (Steud.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon densiflorus (Steud.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), Cymbopogon densiflorus fetish plant, panicles give burned fragrant smoke for ritual ceremonies.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cyperus articulatus L.
Official name : Cyperus articulatus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals, ceremonies offered to the manes of ancestors, smoke panicles of Cyperus articulatus
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Dasystachys aurea (Engl.) Baker
Official name : Dasystachys aurea (Engl.) Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H (201), fetish Dasystachys aurea plant to prevent cassava getting sick.
Region : West Africa
Country : Bangui (Central African Republic)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Dasystachys decorata Baker
Official name : Dasystachys decorata Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), Dasystachys decorata planted in villages as a fetish in Belgian Congo
Region : West Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Dioscorea macroura Harms
Official name : Dioscorea macroura Harms
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H (092), small purple bulbils of Dioscorea macroura very toxiques.parfois used by sorcerers for criminal poisoning
Region : Central Africa
Country : Oubangui.(Central African Republic)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Dioscorea macroura Harms
Official name : Dioscorea macroura Harms
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092), bulbils of Dioscorea macroura, poison weapons
Region : West Africa
Country : Equatorial Africa (Gabon, Congo Republic, Tchad, Central African Republic)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax
Official name : Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092), bulblets are planted very poisonous to the wizards for criminal poisoning
Region : West Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author