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Heisteria parvifolia (Olacaceae), an Underestimated Shrub or Small Tree with Oil-Producing Seeds

F. Malaisse, G. N'Gasse and G. Lognay
Systematics and Geography of Plants
Vol. 74, No. 1 (2004), pp. 17-25
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3668553
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Heisteria parvifolia (Olacaceae), an Underestimated Shrub or Small Tree with Oil-Producing Seeds
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Abstract

Besides a brief description of Heisteria parvifolia, its distribution is reviewed on the basis of voucher material as well as literature data. Traditional uses are listed. An analysis of the oil contained by its seeds is provided. Results are discussed regarding available data concerning a Brazilian species, Heisteria silvanii.

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