Bowdichia virgilioides is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 18 m (59ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Bowdichia virgilioides Trusted Image of Bowdichia virgilioides; Map of Bowdichia virgilioides Explore what EOL knows about Bowdichia virgilioides. Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth, Fabaceae, is a plant commonly employed in the Brazilian folk medicine to treat infl ammatory conditions. Nevertheless, despite its .

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Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen – if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat being careful virgipioides to damage the embryo and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing.

Sow the seed in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. When the seedbed-sown seedlings are 5 – 6cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 5 – 6 months later[]. Bowdichia virgilioides – Kunth. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.


Alcornoco, Bowdichia virgilioides, is a fairly fast-growing tree that can be used as pioneer species when restoring woodland. Established plants are drought tolerant[ ]. A fairly fast-growing tree that grows well in full sun, fixes atmospheric nitrogen and can succeed in dry and poor soils.

Antinociceptive activity of aqueous extract of Bowdichia virgilioides in mice.

Seed oil is also applied externally for relief bowdichiaa articular pain. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.

Found in the wild mainly on well-drained soils, it can succeed in both dry and poor conditions[ ]. The wood is vurgilioides, strong, stiff, fairly heavy, very durable and very resistant to insect attack[].

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They are applied externally in the treatment of skin conditions[]. This QR Code is unique to this page. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, virgilioiees, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Seed – it has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing to speed up germination.


Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Cebipira virgiliodes Kunth Kuntze.

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It cannot grow in the shade. Succeeds in a sunny position[ ].

The virgilioodes tubercles and the bark are antirheumatic, astringent, depurative, febrifuge and hypoglycaemic[]. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. A fairly fast-growing tree, able to reach a height of around 3 metres within 2 years from seed[ ]. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

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Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. It can fix Nitrogen. All plant pages have their own unique code. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.