Thespesia


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Noun1.Thespesia - a small genus of tropical trees including the portia tree
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Malvaceae, mallow family, Malvaceae - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
bendy tree, portia tree, seaside mahoe, Thespesia populnea - pantropical tree of usually seacoasts sometimes cultivated as an ornamental for its rounded heart-shaped leaves and showy yellow and purple flowers; yields valuable pink to dark red close-grained wood and oil from its seeds
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Tree species present in the study site: Anona squamos, Polyalthia longifolia, Atlantia monophylla, Azadirachata indica, Zizyphus mouritiana, Zizyphus xylopyrus, Caesalpinia coriaria, Delonix regia, Cassia siamea, Cassia rouxburghii, Tamarindus indica, Prosopis juliflora, Acacia planifrons, Acacia leucophloea, Albizia lebbeck, Morinda pubescens, Santalum album, Borassus flabellifer, Wrightia tinctoria, Streblus asper, Pamburus missionis, Mangifera indica, Aegle marmelos, Mimusops elengi, Millingtonia hortenensis, Peltophorum pterocarpum, Erythrina indica, Adenanthrea pavonina, Thespesia populnea, Kigelia pinnata, Guazama ulmirolia, Madhuca longifolia, Couroupita guianensis.
Antioxidant activity of Thespesia populnea bark extracts against carbon-tetrachloride-induced liver injury in rats.
Pharmacological actions of Thespesia populnea relevant to Alzheimer's disease.
Thespesia populnea (Malvaceae) is a large tree found in the tropical regions and coastal forests of India.
The remaining mangrove forest left to Tha Po Village consists of a variety of tree species with Avicennia marina (55%), Excoecaria agallocha (35%), Thespesia populnea (5%), and Rhizophora apiculata (5%) being predominant.
In addition, the early Katem deposits contain Thespesia populnea and Cordyline fruticosa, and probable seeds of Morinda citrifolia (from KW-106 - see Allen 1995).
a) Thespesia populnea has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
344 32 24 382 nutans, [star] 2004 Poplar Balsam, Populus balsamifera, 165 128 57 307 [star] 1994 White, Populus alba, 2004 207 119 88 348 Portiatree Thespesia populnea, [star] 108 42 69 167 1968# Port-Orford-cedar Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, 452 229 39 691 [star] 1968 Possumhaw Illex decidua, 1981 37 38 49 87 Prickly-ash Common, Zanthoxylum 15 28 38 53 americanum, [star] 1980 Lime, Zanthoxylum fagara, 21 26 38 57 [star] 1988 Princewood Exostema caribaeum, 1998 22 33 19 60 Privet California, Ligustrum 96 30 38 136 ovalifolium, 1999# Japanese, Ligustrum 51 41 39 101 japonicum, 2005# Rapanea Florida, Rapanea punctata, 29 30 17 63 [star] 1992 Redbay Redbay, Persea borbonia var.
undulata and Thespesia populnea (Randhawa, 1965-1983).
The earliest acceptable radiocarbon date for settlement is AD 410-1270 (WSU-1146) on Thespesia populnea charcoal from an inland house site (McCoy 1973).
In view of the destructive role of heavy metals derived from the vehicular emission and metal processing industries, an investigation was carried out to determine the toxic effects of lead on the seedling growth of Thespesia populnea.