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Useful Tropical Plants

Acalypha grandis

Benth.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Acalypha amentacea grandis (Benth.) Fosberg

Acalypha consimilis Müll.Arg.

Acalypha exaltata Baill.

Acalypha finitima S.Moore

Ricinocarpus consimilis (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Ricinocarpus exaltatus (Baill.) Kuntze

Ricinocarpus grandis (Benth.) Kuntze

Common Name:

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General Information

Acalypha grandis is a spreading shrub or a small tree growing up to 10 metres tall[
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Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australasia and the west Pacific - New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands,Fiji, Gilbert Islands, Samoa, Wallis-Futuna Island

Habitat

Primary and secondary forests, stream banks, and in regrowth along lava flows, at elevations up to 150 metres[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
]. Common around houses[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The young leaves are squeezed into water and the solution drunk as a treatment for diarrhoea and dysentery[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
]. The finely crushed leaves and flowers are added to food as an antidiarrhoeal[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The sap of heated leaves in combination with Citrus sap is given as a remedy for thrush in children[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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A poultice of the leaves is an effective remedy for boils and other skin affections[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The sap of the pounded inner bark is employed as a mouthwash against thrush[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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