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Italian translation: Alnus crispa

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22:28 Dec 6, 2000
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
Science
English term or phrase: slide alder
Only a few hardy nitrogen-fixing plants, such as slide alder, have been able to take root in the poor soil.
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Italian translation:Alnus crispa
Explanation:
metti il nome latino; Alnus crispa ssp. sinuata
Betulaceae
Sitka Alder, Mountain alder, slide alder, wavyleaf alder
Crispa is Latin for “with a waved or curled margin”; sinuata means wavy margined.

Identification: This alder is a 1-5 m tall shrub or small tree, with scaly yellowish or reddish or greyish brown bark. The leaves are alternate, thin, smooth and ovate to obovate with dentate or serrate margins. Male and female catkins open at the same time as the leaves. The fruits are small nutlets with broad wings.

Habitat: An agressive pioneer species, alders are usually found beside streams and moist places, at medium to subalpine elevations and down to the shoreline in parts of the northwest coast.

Uses: In dry areas, sighting the trees can locate water. The tree lives only about 50 years but decomposes to add nutrients to the soil.
The inner bark and young buds are edible. Alder is also an important dye plant. Kutenai used a bark decoction to regulate menstrual flow, and Blackfoot used one to treat TB of the lymph glands. The bark is also used like Cascara (but milder) for constipation, jaundice, and diarrhea but must be aged or it will cause vomiting. The inner bark can be used as a poultice to treat wounds and skin ulcers and reduce swelling. Fresh scraped bark juice relieves itching from a rash, and a fresh infusion treats poison ivy. Alder root has a very high tannin content and it was boiled and drunk by Menomini as an astringent if there was blood in a person’s stool. A leaf decoction treats burns and inflamed wounds. In Lapland, people were covered with bags of heated alder leaves to treat rheumatism. In North America, sometimes people put fresh leaves of Sitka Alder in their shoes to reduce swelling and cool aching feet.
Dew-moistened leaves attract fleas: the leaves can then be dumped to carry the fleas outside of a dwelling.


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Alnus crispa


Explanation:
metti il nome latino; Alnus crispa ssp. sinuata
Betulaceae
Sitka Alder, Mountain alder, slide alder, wavyleaf alder
Crispa is Latin for “with a waved or curled margin”; sinuata means wavy margined.

Identification: This alder is a 1-5 m tall shrub or small tree, with scaly yellowish or reddish or greyish brown bark. The leaves are alternate, thin, smooth and ovate to obovate with dentate or serrate margins. Male and female catkins open at the same time as the leaves. The fruits are small nutlets with broad wings.

Habitat: An agressive pioneer species, alders are usually found beside streams and moist places, at medium to subalpine elevations and down to the shoreline in parts of the northwest coast.

Uses: In dry areas, sighting the trees can locate water. The tree lives only about 50 years but decomposes to add nutrients to the soil.
The inner bark and young buds are edible. Alder is also an important dye plant. Kutenai used a bark decoction to regulate menstrual flow, and Blackfoot used one to treat TB of the lymph glands. The bark is also used like Cascara (but milder) for constipation, jaundice, and diarrhea but must be aged or it will cause vomiting. The inner bark can be used as a poultice to treat wounds and skin ulcers and reduce swelling. Fresh scraped bark juice relieves itching from a rash, and a fresh infusion treats poison ivy. Alder root has a very high tannin content and it was boiled and drunk by Menomini as an astringent if there was blood in a person’s stool. A leaf decoction treats burns and inflamed wounds. In Lapland, people were covered with bags of heated alder leaves to treat rheumatism. In North America, sometimes people put fresh leaves of Sitka Alder in their shoes to reduce swelling and cool aching feet.
Dew-moistened leaves attract fleas: the leaves can then be dumped to carry the fleas outside of a dwelling.





    Reference: http://www.botany.ubc.ca/arboretum/UBC021.HTM
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ontano


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